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Sgt William Hobson Hubbard, Jr
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Birth: May 20, 1931
Danville
Danville City
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1966, Vietnam

SFC William Hobson Hubbard, Vietnam Veteran, Born in Danville, Virginia he enlisted in Patterson, New Jersey and later became a resident of Fayetteville, NC.

Sergeant First Class William Hobson Hubbard was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Hubbard served our country until March 16th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 34 years old and was married. William was killed by friendly fire. His body was recovered. William was born on May 20th, 1931 in Danville, Virginia. SFC Hubbard is on panel 06E, line 013 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 17 years.

In memory of my beloved brother, Bill, who loved his country and his family, and gave his life protecting all that he treasured. JoAnne.

When I was a little girl, my brother Bill 17 years of age, joined the army and made his pledge to help preserve the freedom of this great country. I was so sad, in 1965, when he told us that he would be leaving for Vietnam to offer his aid. There was a family going away party for him in Danville, Virginia our home town, but I was not able to go for it was nearly time for my baby to be born and I was not able to travel from Georgia to Virginia at that time, and besides, I knew that he would not be gone that long anyway. How I wish that I could have gone, for I was told later that he was noticed on several occasions standing back in the corner of the room and observing all of his family with a magnificent smile on his face. He had to have been as proud of his family as they all were of him. The years have come and the years have gone, and he has remained in my heart each and every day. He was a wonderful brother and I am sure that he was a wonderful husband. I wish that his three children, Larry, Jon and Ada could have had their Dad with them all of these years. Everyone needs and deserves to have wonderful memories of their Daddy. This is the day that my brother was shot and killed by his own guard on duty as he and his platoon returned to camp after laying mines all day. Because of these circumstances, we were told that he was killed by Friendly Fire. Our Hero will be remembered forever, with much love, for many reasons, and one of those reasons is because he was killed by "WAR" because of his love for all of his and this country. Beloved Brother, May he rest in Peace. He is Forever in our memories. Jeanne Hubbard- McCourt, PO Box 740676, Deltona, Fl 32774.

My Much Loved Big Brother: Battle Hymn Of The Republic. You are still missed, Bill. You were such an important part of our family. Every time I hear this song, http://www.greatdanepromilitary.com.80/
Battle%20Hymn/index.htm I still close my eyes and see your smiling face as clear as if it was just yesterday. You would be so proud of your family, and especially of your beautiful wife, your three children, and your little Grandson. We are all very very proud of them. Here's a big hug to you my brother. Jeanne Hubbard McCourt, Deltona Fl 32725 Volusia, u-catch-me@cfl.rr.com.

Funeral Services for SFC William H Hubbard Jr, 34, who was killed March 16 in Vietnam, will be held Wednesday at 10am at the new John F Kennedy Chapel at Ft Bragg. Chaplain David Boyce will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be conducted at the National Cemetery at Raleigh. SFC Hubbard, who served with the 7th Special Forces in Vietnam, was the husband of Mrs Susy T Hubbard, 2815 Madison Avenue. The Sergeant had been in Vietnam for four and one half months after serving with the 3rd Special Forces at Ft Bragg. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Larry Z, 9, Jon W, 5; and Ada L,3; Virgil Harmon of Alexandria, VA; two brothers, James L Hubbard of Hyattesville, Md, and Bobby L Hubbard of Paterson, NJ; and three sisters, Mrs Lee Stephens of Danville VA, Mrs Wallace Bell of Charleston, SC, and Mrs David Gray of Savannah, GA. Sgt Hubbard was attached to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam. He had served with the 3rd Special Forces at Ft Bragg and prior to coming here, he served with the 18th Airborne Corps in Alaska. He had 17 years of military service.

He served as a Senior Administration Specialist with the 5th Special Forces Group, Detachment at B-31 (XUAN LOC), Special Forces, Vietnam.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service, The Army Paratrooper Jump Wings, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal(s).

 
 
Inscription:
Virginia, Sergeant 1st Class, 5 Special Forces Group, Vietnam
 
Burial:
Raleigh National Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 15, 1278
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Dear brother Bill,thinking about you a lot. we all miss you, but your smile stays in our hearts forever, as well as our love and gratitude for you and all of our brothers and sisters that have/and continue, to preserve the freedom for us and our great cou...(Read more)
- jeannie mccourt
 Added: Mar. 16, 2013
Thinking of you, dear brother, and remembering how our Granny loved her flower garden, and how we all used to play all around the garden, in between the beautiful iris's and all of her other beautiful flowers, as well as the enticing "fish pond" with the ...(Read more)
- Sis - jeanne
 Added: Jan. 22, 2013
Flowers for you, dear brother. The years go by fast, but you are steadfast in our memories.
- Jeanne Hubbard McCourt
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
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