Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wounded Topeka soldier dies of injuries

March 22, 2012


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.


Maddy Griffin 6 years, 3 months ago

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

Paul R Getto 6 years, 3 months ago

RIP, soldier and condolences to the family.

somedude20 6 years, 3 months ago

Thank you for serving! Condolences to all family and friends

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