About Jonathan & Jenna Grassbaugh

Capt. Jonathan D. Grassbaugh was killed in action on April 7, 2007 in Zaganiyah, Iraq. His personal motto was non sibi, which means “not for oneself.” He believed with all of his heart grassbaugh-twoin selfless service and in reaching out to help those less fortunate.

His legacy will carry on in perpetuity thanks to his wife, Capt. Jenna C. Grassbaugh, a member of the Moritz College of Law’s Class of 2014 and founder of the Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project.

Watch the video of Jonathon and Jenna’s story.

 

Read Jenna’s law school admissions essay

In her law school admissions essay, Jenna Grassbaugh details her life with Jon, his death, her decision to deploy, and what has brought her back to law school.
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grassbaugh-threeRead the Dispatch’s article on Jenna’s gift and life story

On March 19, 2013, the Columbus Dispatch ran a front page story on Jonathan and Jenna Grassbaugh, their amazing story and gift.
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Jenna writes a piece for T.A.P.S. Magazine

Capt. Jenna C. Grassbaugh, a student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, wrote an article for T.A.P.S. Magazine about losing her husband in Iraq and starting the Capt. Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project to preserve his legacy and serve veterans with needed legal services. Fundraising continues for the program, which launches in the fall of 2013.
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