LCpl Jacob A. “Jake” Hug


LCpl Jacob A. “Jake” Hug

Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Death 12 May 2015 (aged 22)
Janakpur, Nepal
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot SEC 62 SITE 917
Memorial ID 146619791 View Source
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Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal. The aircraft is attached to Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 based at Camp Pendleton. The squadron was in the Philippines on a training mission when it was directed to Nepal to join the relief effort after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 25 that killed more than 8,300 people.

The U.S. Marines who were killed were:
Capt Dustin R Lukasiewicz of Nebraska
Capt Christopher L Norgren of Kansas
Sgt Ward M Johnson IV of Florida
Sgt Eric M Seaman of California
Cpl Sara A Medina of Illinois
Lance Cpl Jacob A Hug of Arizona
according to a statement from the U.S. military joint task force in Okinawa, Japan.

Nepal's army identified its soldiers as:
Tapendra Rawal and Basanta Titara
and said all eight bodies have been flown to Kathmandu.

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LCpl Jacob A. Hug USMC 22, passed away May 12, 2015 while on a humanitarian mission in Nepal. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on May 06, 1993. He entered the Delayed Entry Program in December 2011. He graduated from Barry Goldwater High School in 2012. He shipped off to boot camp for the United States Marine Corps on September 04, 2012. He completed his training at MCRD San Diego, California and earned his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on November 30, 2012.

He completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton January 2013 and then reported to the Defense Information School at Ft. George G. Meade on February 27, 2013 for Video Production and Documentation training.

Lance Corporal Hug joined Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan in July of 2013 and was subsequently transferred to Combat Camera, Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC) for duty as a Combat Videographer. While with MCIPAC Combat Camera, Lance Corporal Hug completed seven deployments in support of operations and exercises within the Pacific theatre.

Lance Corporal Hug’s personal awards include: the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment ribbon.

Jacob loved his family dearly. He never went more than 2 days without sending a message or to just say I love you. He was the big brother that helped with the little ones and they adored him. He was the son most people would love to have. He was due to be stationed at Miramar in California July 2015. He was looking forward to being back stateside and starting college classes as he finished the last 2.5 years of his service with the Marine Corps.

He is survived by his mother Andrea Hug (Hinkle), his father Jim Hug, and five siblings, Courtney, Zach, Nathan, Carter and Sydney.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Christ’s Church of the Valley, 19030 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. Interment with military honors will follow the service at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in Jacob’s honor to one of the following charities: The Fisher House, Semper Fi Fund or the Gary Sinise Foundation.

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