Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wounded Topeka soldier dies of injuries

March 22, 2012

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TOPEKA — A Fort Riley soldier who endured more than 100 surgeries after a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan left him mostly paralyzed has died in Topeka, less than five weeks after a crowd of airport well-wishers saluted his return to the city and his wife and family.

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Topeka confirmed that 27-year-old Sgt. Jamie Jarboe died Wednesday of his injuries.

The death was announced on Facebook shortly after his wife, Melissa, wrote that he had been placed in a hospice setting a week ago. Thousands of people have followed the Facebook chronicle of the family’s travails and hopes over the past 11 months, and hundreds left messages there Wednesday afternoon.

Comments

Maddy Griffin 3 years, 10 months ago

RIP Sgt.Jamie Jarboe.Thank you for your service.

somedude20 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you for serving! Condolences to all family and friends

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