It was one of her husband’s dying wishes that she work to help veterans, Melissa Jarboe said. In the last hours of his life she promised to honor that wish.
Jarboe is the widow of Army Staff Sgt. Jamie Jarboe, a native of Frankfort, who after sustaining serious injuries in Afghanistan in 2011 held on for nearly a year before his death in March of 2012. She is also the founder and CEO of the Military Veteran Project, a nonprofit that assists veterans with their reintegration into society and is fundraising to study and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
Her commitment to her husband led Jarboe to found the Military Veteran Project and brought her to Lafayette’s branch of customer-service provider Alorica on Thursday morning to make an announcement.
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