OSU Law Student Provides Gift to Moritz College of Law to Honor Husband Who Died in Iraq

By Ross Fulton on March 19, 2013 at 1:26p

Jenna Grassbaugh, a second year law student at Moritz, has donated $250,000 of her husband's life-insurance benefit to the law school to fund an effort to help veterans. Grassbaugh's husband, Capt. Jonathan D. Grassbaugh, was killed in Iraq on April 7, 2007. The Law School will create the Capt. Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project that will provide legal assistance to veterans returning from deployment. OSU is seeking to match that donation. An all-around great story.  



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Kevbo714's picture

May God bless them and their family...  Such an incredible story

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ATT2121's picture

You can't pay it back, you can only pay it forward.
Great story, thanks for sharing. May God bless her and her family.


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
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bodast67's picture

Great Story indeed. I remember how stressful it was to acclimate back into society after I returned from the first Gulf War. It was through programs like these that I was able to get my affairs in order and hit the ground running.
Bless this woman and her generous gift as well as her husbands ultimate sacrifice to this country and to Democracy. 




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ATT2121's picture

Thank you for your service. Godspeed


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens

AndyVance's picture

Thank you for your service to our country.

741's picture

Amazing and thoughtful generosity.

AndyVance's picture

For those who didn't click through to read the entire story, here is the link to donate to the project. Hopefully I'll be among the first of many, many 11Wers to contribute in honor of the Captains Grassbaugh and their service.

jthiel09's picture

Putting others before you, inspiring and encouraging hopefully to all of those who read this. 


Poison nuts's picture

Well said!

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Citrus's picture

This program she is creating is awesome. Veteran law students, supervised by veteran lawyers, helping disadvantaged vets with legal problems.

Also, Jenna is amazing. She is a great student and person. Certainly this is a great program to donate to. If anyone is interested in donating, or how they can help, contact me and I will lead you to the proper person.

wayneo's picture

this is American exceptionalism!

sharks's picture

Since Moritz prints money, it would be nice if they matched or doubled the gift.

A man got to have a code...

Citrus's picture

What they are doing is using it to create a fellowship that will last forever. The fellowship will assist law students that are veterans in the program.