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Army Pvt. Jordan P. Thibeault

Died September 5, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

22, of South Jordan, Utah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; died Sept. 5 at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

Army Pvt. Jordan P. Thibeault remembered

The Associated Press

As a boy, Jordan P. Thibeault loved to ride bikes, build with Legos and act out impromptu plays. 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 from a non-combat incident. 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.

His family said Thibeault served to protect mankind and that he followed his “inner core of beliefs” to ensure that Iraqis have a chance to achieve 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,” family members said in their statement.

He is survived by his parents, John and Celeste Thibeault.

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