TIFTON, GA, USA
SSG, HHC, 1ST BATTALION, 64TH ARMOR, 2 BCT, FORT STEWART, GA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ 06/20/2007
Darren was very proud to be in the Army. He loved serving with his brothers, his comrades, protecting his family and his country. According to his mother, the following story was written by Darren shortly after he arrived in Iraq – it was posted to his Myspace page.
I am a 39 year old combat medic in the United States Army currently serving my 4th tour of Iraq. (As if the first three were not enough!) Everything is right where I left it though so at least I’m not lost here. On January 13, 2007, after 13 years of being a divorced bachelor, I married Dana Rigdon… I met her in March of 2006, shortly after returning from my #3 tour. It just sucks that I have to spend another year here shortly after getting married.
In the meantime, it’s time to be a combat medic once again on the streets of Baghdad. Not an easy task and one I do not look forward to doing again.
Stress is a wounded soldier begging you not to let him die… Stress is seeing someone blown open and painting the inside of a humvee red after a nasty IED attack. Stress is holding someone’s hand as they die and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it but you know you should be able to stop it.
So that’s where I stand right now….I am Doc (SGT) Darren Hubbell. Welcome to my world.
The native of Jacksonville FL. was a member of Christian Life Fellowship Church in Cobbtown where he played the bass and also preformed with the church praise team. He loved to play his computer games was a history buff and enjoyed spending time outside at his fire pit.
Survivors are his wife Dana Hubbell, son Darren P. Hubbell (serving in Iraq); daughter Marina Hubbell; step sons Franklin and Nash Rigdon; parents, mother and step father Darlene and Kim Larsen; father Gary Hubbell; brothers Jared and Chad Larsen, his in-laws Reverend Murl and Ruth Gwynn.