Jan. 28, 1983 Columbus Bartholomew County Indiana, USA
Feb. 18, 2010 Helmend Province Helmand, Afghanistan
Sgt. Jeremy R. McQueary, 27, of Columbus, Ind., died Feb. 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Rae Proffitt McQueary of Nashville; his infant son, Hadley North Mac McQueary; his mother and stepfather, Deborah and David Kleinschmidt of Columbus, Indiana; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Julie Perkins Proffitt of Nashville; one sister and her husband, Rebecca and Scott Willison of Columbus; his grandfather, Joseph Furnish of Alexandria, Indiana; five nieces; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.