Private Jordan P. P. Thibeault—September 2009 Shipment Honoree
Posthumously promoted to SPC
Deseret Morning News
Jordan P. Thibeault 1986 ~ 2008 As a family, we would like to announce the loss of our son and brother Jordan P. Thibeault to the cause of liberty in Iraq. While we feel enormous grief and loss, we want to explain why our son’s passing should be heralded by each and every one of us. Mankind today is faced with terrible calamities. Only a select few are willing to forgo comforts of home, indeed the very promise of a bright future, to place themselves between the forces of hate and oppression and the human spirit yearning for peace and safety. Jordan did not go to Iraq to protect America but to protect mankind. Young and eager to answer the cause of Liberty, Jordan followed his inner core of beliefs, taught by loving parents and family members, to ensure the peoples of Iraq were assured a chance of achieving peace and prosperity. His passing should give hope to all that there are still those among us who are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice to keep mankind safe and free. We honor all men and women in uniform and will continue to pray for each and every one of them as well as their families. Jordan is survived by his parents, John and Celeste Poulin Thibeault and sister, Denise. Proceeded in death by all of his grandparents, Theodore N. and Denise Paquet Thibeault and Lawrence G. and Virginia Bolduc Poulin.
Army Spc. Jordan P. P. Thibeault rememberedSources: The Associated Press, Military Times
As a boy, Jordan P. Thibeault loved to ride bikes, build with Legos and be with friends . He was quiet, a hard worker and always helpful.
Christian Carnley described his friend as always saying, “Let’s go do something,” when they were children. Thibeault, 22, of South Jordan, Utah, died Sept. 5 at Forward Operating Base Hammer of injuries doing his job. He was on his second combat tour in Iraq and was assigned to Baumholder, Germany.
Thibeault was born in Maine, loved airplanes, mathematics, computers and military history. During his first tour he received a commendation for his efforts as an M-88 tank recovery vehicle driver and Bradley tank mechanic.
He is survived by his parents, John and Celeste Thibeault and his sister Denise Holbrook.
The members of Landstuhl Hospital Care Project were honored to remember Jordan during the month of September 2009 with our shipments to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and U.S. military hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jordan’s family and friends today and in the years to come.