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

Todd Heisler

Rocky Mountain News / Polaris Images

29 August, 2005

Second Lieutenant James J. Cathey's father is comforted by a marine from 23rd Squadron. 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. Cathey was one of the fallen returned from Iraq for burial.

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Todd Heisler

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