March 23, 2012

Jamie Jarboe

Sgt. Jamie D. Jarboe, age 27, of Frankfort, Indiana, died on March 21, 2012, in Topeka, Kansas, from wounds suffered on April 10, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

Jamie was a 2003 graduate of Frankfort High School. He deployed to Afghanistan on February 28, 2011. He also has two previous deployments to Iraq, where he won a Combat Action Badge. 

Angels of God, pray
for Jamie
A sniper's bullet hit Jamie in the left side of his neck, damaging his trachea and surrounding area, along with his upper spinal column. The massive injuries left him paralyzed from the chest down. He also had difficulty swallowing and talking. He underwent more than 100 surgeries in 10 months. 

If ever a man suffered on behalf of his country, it is this man. 

Jamie is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Andy Jarboe and Joy Shoemaker; his wife Melissa Wallace-Jarboe, and two daughters, Celestial and Alexa.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Jamie Jarboe is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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