(FRANKFORT) - About 150 people turned out for a memorial service at an American Legion Post in the central Indiana town of Frankfort to remember a soldier who died from injuries suffered in Afghanistan.
The Journal & Courier reports the service Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Army Sgt. Jamie Jarboe being wounded by a sniper while in Afghanistan. The 27-year-old underwent more than 100 surgeries in 12 months before dying on March 21 in Topeka, Kan. He was buried March 31 in Topeka.
His widow Melissa thanked those that showed up for the memorial service, saying it is what he wanted. Jamie and Melissa Jarboe married on Feb. 14, 2011, and he was deployed to Afghanistan later that month.
He was a 2003 Frankfort High School graduate.
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