Private Joel Wiebe
Pte Joel Wiebe was born on June 21st, 1984 in Edmonton, Alberta. He enlisted in the Regular Force, land component, on September 30th, 2004.
After completing basic training, he was posted to 3 PPCLI in Edmonton, Alberta, where he was employed as a rifleman with C Company (Parachute), with whom he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part of Task Force 1-07. He was qualified in Basic Mountain Operations, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and Infantry Platoon Support Weapons.
Joel is remembered as having a great sense of humour, which could always lighten the mood of his comrades, especially when the going was tough. He died while on duty in the province of Kandahar when the vehicle he was riding in struck an Improvised Explosive Device on June 20th, 2007.
He is survived by his widow, Anna, his mother, Sherry, and his father, Joe.