“There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don’t worry about who gets the credit”
-Dr. Ted Williams, Professor of Chemistry, The College of Wooster
Today we honor our veterans for their service to our great nation. It is with great pride that I share this story about Army Captain Jonathan Grassbaugh, whose service to our country continues in his absence.
In 2007, Captain Grassbaugh was killed in action in Iraq. His widow, Jenna, also a veteran who served in Iraq, was determined to honor his name. Given that his personal motto was “non sibi”, meaning “not for oneself”, Jenna decided that helping other veterans would be the best way to honor her late husband.
With that in mind, Jenna donated one-half of her late husband’s life insurance policy, $500,000.00, to The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project was officially established. The project continues to grow, now in its 3rd year of helping veterans in Franklin and surrounding counties with housing and consumer issues.
This is just one example of the selfless service of our veterans who have served, and are proudly serving our country. So when you thank a veteran for their service, make sure you recognize them not just for serving our country, but doing so with selfless honor.
Here is a link to the story, courtesy of Court News Ohio: