2006 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Todd Heisler

Rocky Mountain News / Polaris Images

27 August, 2005

Major Steve Beck prepares for the final inspection of 2nd Lt. James J. Cathey's body. Since the start of the Iraq War, Marines based at Buckley Air Force base in Colorado have honored the memory of 16 fallen comrades, and had the difficult duty of helping the families to bear their loss.

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Todd Heisler

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