Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. 21




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the part of Indiana Highway 46 between Columbus and Nashville in honor of Marine Sergeant Jeremy McQueary.



WALKER




    January 4, 2013 , read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs.








Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. 21



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the part of Indiana Highway 46 between Columbus and Nashville in honor of Marine Sergeant Jeremy McQueary.

    Whereas, Marine Sergeant Jeremy McQueary, 27, of Nashville, Indiana, was killed by an improvised explosive device on February 18, 2010 during a combat offensive in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan;

    Whereas, Sgt. McQueary was serving his first tour in Afghanistan, after serving two previous tours in Iraq;

    Whereas, From an early age, Sgt. McQueary was inclined to join the Marine Corps. He was inspired by his late father, Dallas McQueary, who worked as a Bartholomew County Sheriff's reserve deputy, and motivated by a strong desire to serve . In addition, he comes from a long line of military veterans;

    Whereas, Following his early graduation from Columbus East High School in 2002, Sgt. McQueary enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps;

    Whereas, Sgt. McQueary's courageous service earned him a Combat Action Ribbon, along with additional service decorations;



    Whereas, Sgt. McQueary will receive a Purple Heart, a prestigious honor bestowed upon those who have been wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. Military;

    Whereas, Sgt. McQueary is survived by his wife, Rae McQueary; their son, Hadley; his mother, Deborah Kleinschmidt; and his sister, Rebecca Willison; and

    Whereas, Marine Sergeant Jeremy McQueary's service to our country shall never be forgotten, and his legacy should be preserved by naming the part of Indiana Highway 46 between Columbus and Nashville after the fallen hero: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly urges the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the part of Indiana Highway 46 between Columbus and Nashville in honor of Marine Sergeant Jeremy McQueary.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Rae McQueary, Deborah Kleinschmidt, Rebecca Willison, and the Indiana Department of Transportation.