Donald Richard Hubbs

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Palmyra, NJ

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Commander

Commander Donald Richard Hubbs served in the Navy for over 20 years. During his second tour of duty in Vietnam, he was a pilot and commanding officer of VS-23, stationed aboard the USS Yorktown. While conducting a night surveillance mission with three crew members off the North Vietnam coast, Hubbs’ aircraft disappeared from radar. The aircraft and the four men remain unaccounted for to this day.

A patriotic American, Hubbs had a flagpole with an American flag at every house he lived in. He was a loving husband and father, who even when deployed around the world, always sent his young daughters hand-written letters containing stories he had written just for them.

Commander Hubbs was proud to serve in the United States Navy and he was a proud American. He is forever loved and missed by his family. Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and touch his name on panel 45E, line 12. May his service and sacrifice never be forgotten!

Age: 42

Date of Death: March 17, 1968

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