|by Jim Amidon • March 10, 2005|
A Celebration of Life honoring Wabash alumnus Jeremy Wright ’96, who was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan, will be held in Shelbyville, Indiana this Saturday, March 12.
Wright, a Green Beret, was killed in early January while his unit was on patrol outside Kabul. Wright was an honors graduate of Wabash, earned a master's degree in biology, and had joined the United States Army in 2002, shortly after the 9/11 tragedy. He had been in Afghanistan for only two months when he was killed by a roadside bomb.
Wright's incredible life will be celebrated from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, Indiana. Jeremy's family invites all who knew him to bring and share fond memories of Wright, who was Wabash's most celebrated distance runner and was a summa cum laude graduate.
Wright won seven Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference distance running championships, twice was an All-American, and earned Academic All-America honors. After Wabash, he moved west, where he was a member of the United States Mountain Racing Team. As a part of that team, he competed as a Teva-sponsored athlete in international competitions. He was also a celebrated snowshoe racer, winning the North American Snowshoe Racing Championship.
The Jeremy Wright Memorial Fund has been established at Wabash College. Friends who wish to honor Jeremy's life may write to Wabash College at P.O. Box 352, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, attention Advancement Office.