Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joel Vincent Wiebe

In memory of
Private
Joel Vincent Wiebe
June 20, 2007
Panjwaii District, Afghanistan

Military Service:

Age:
22
Force:
Army
Unit:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Division:
3 Bn
Citation(s):
Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)and General Star Campaign Star - SOUTH WEST-ASIA (GCS-SWA)

Additional Information:

Born:
June 21, 1984 Edmonton, Alberta
Enlistment:
September 30, 2004 Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Joe Wiebe and Sherry Lynn Clark of Edmonton, Alberta. Brother of Amanda Wiebe, Marcie Beech, Michelle Beech, Ben Claluna and Lance Wiebe. Fiancé of Anna Marie Thede of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 225 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
Sherwood Park (Glenwood Memorial Gardens) ; Alberta, Canada
Grave Reference:
N/A
Location:
Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Joel Wiebe – Private Joel Vincent Wiebe, of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI) from CFB Edmonton. Private Wiebe was one of three Canadian soldiers killed when the vehicle they were traveling in struck an improvised explosive device on the main road, approximately 6 km west of Forward Operating Base Sperwan-Gar. The incident occurred at approximately 7:49 am on June 20, 2007 while the soldiers were conducting resupply operations between checkpoints.  The Charlie Company, 3 PPCLI members are part of the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR) Battle Group of the Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg).  Photo by: Private Tina Miller, CFB Edmonton, Garrison Imaging
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. - graduating from Basic Training at St. Jean Quebec December 2004.
  • Group Photo – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe and his very proud Mom, Sherry Clark attending Joel's graduation from Basic Training at St. Jean Quebec December 2004.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe during field training at Wainwright AB, 2005.
  • Group Photo – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe (on the right) during field exercises at Wainwright AB, 2005.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Joel with his rescue cat Hobbes who was born with only 3 legs and a very crooked tail. His love of animals was present his entire life.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe and his Mom hugging good-bye during the very early morning hours of February 20, 2007 as he began his deployment to Afghanistan from Edmonton Garrison.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe in Afghanistan, Spring 2007.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe in the Panjwai District Afghanistan, Spring 2007.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe heading out on a patrol in the Panjwaii District Afghanistan, Spring 2007.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe after walking over 17 KM during a patrol in the Panjwaii District Afghanistan, Spring 2007.
  • Group Photo – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe posing with an Afghan Police Chief in the Panjwaii District Afghanistan, Spring 2007.
  • Photo of Joel Vincent Wiebe – Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe taking a break to eat while on patrol in the Panjwaii District Afghanistan, Spring 2007.
  • Ramp Ceremony – In the early hours of June 20, 2007, we received the terrible news Joel and two other soldiers had been killed by an IED. The following day, on what should have been Joel's 23rd Birthday, the RAMP Ceremony was held. June 21, 2007 at Kandahar Airfield (KAF).
  • Ramp Ceremony – RAMP Ceremony at Kandahar Airfield on June 21, 2007.
  • Ramp Ceremony – RAMP Ceremony, Kandahar Airfield June 21, 2007.
  • Ramp Ceremony – RAMP Ceremony at Kandahar Airfield - our heroes begin the long journey home to Canada. June 21, 2007
  • Ramp Ceremony – Repatriation Ceremony Trenton Canada June 24, 2007
  • Ramp Ceremony – Repatriation Ceremony Trenton Canada June 24, 2007
  • Ramp Ceremony – Repatriation Ceremony Trenton Ontario T5G 1P4
  • Newspaper clipping – Toronto Sun Newspaper - June 24, 2007 - Our soldier's hearses on the Highway of Heroes.

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