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

Todd Heisler

Rocky Mountain News / Polaris Images

27 August, 2005

Major Steve Beck and another marine approach the home of 2nd Lieutenant James J. Cathey in order to escort his family to the airport to meet his casket. 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 bear their loss. Cathey was one of the fallen returned from Iraq for burial.

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Todd Heisler

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