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.Print Obituary & Condolences