Katherine Cathey was expecting a phone call from her husband, Marine 2nd. Lt. Jim Cathey, so she could tell him if their baby would be a boy or a girl. Instead, she got a knock at the door — the knock every military family dreads. When his body finally arrived at the airport in the Marine’s hometown of Reno, Katherine never wanted to leave his side. ‘You take for granted the last night you spend with them,’ she said. ‘I think I took it for granted. This was the last night I’ll have to sleep next to him.’ She said about her all night vigil by Jim’s casket the night before his burial. Major Steve Beck prepares for the final inspection of 2nd Lt. James J. Cathey’s body, only days after notifying Cathey’s wife of the Marine’s death in Iraq.
This is heart breaking. A short photo essay of a woman dealing with the loss of her husband in Iraq and the support she gets from the Marines. Even to the point they setup a bed next to the coffin so she could spend one last night with him.
This will make you sad. I hope the deaths of these people weigh heavily on George Bush. Because these deaths are his fault. But some how, I doubt they do.