The Columbus, Indiana Marine who died in Afghanistan Thursday leaves behind a wife and young son.
Now, she is coming forward to share his story.
“I know that whether he agreed with it or not he was fighting for our family, for your family," said Rae McQueary, wife of Jeremy McQueary.
Rae McQueary says she still doesn't' want to believe the news that her husband Jeremy was killed by a road side bomb.
The last time McQueary saw her husband was when he was on leave from his third tour of duty.
He came home for six weeks to see the birth of their son.
"Hadley doesn't know what he lost yet, but he lost the best person he'll ever know. And somehow for Jeremy, I’ll show him that,” she said.
McQueary is planning a memorial for her husband and is calling it a celebration of Jeremy’s life.