U.S. Navy Hospitalman Nicholas Tubbs’ reason for joining the US Marines: “I wanted to make a difference, I saw the violence caused by war and knew it was my duty to help. I saw marines getting wounded and killed and could not sit at home while this was happening. I had to be one of the few they called “Doc.”’ He served in Iraq from 2005 to 2009. HN Tubbs has received several awards, including the Purple Heart. He has a young daughter who lives with him part time, and they may soon get a dog. HN Tubbs was referred to Furnishing Hope by his mentor at Military Warrior Support Foundation.