This is a discussion on International Picture Of The Year Photos within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; First Place Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold ...
Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process: "See the people in the windows? They'll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home," he said. "They're going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should."
Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. "I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it," she said. "I think that's what he would have wanted."
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I can see why we say a picture is worth a thousand words. These are worth many more than a thousand!
I'd seen them both before and thought they were both "powerful" pictures. I'm happy to see them both get recognition!
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I have a lump in the throat - and am not ashamed to confess to it.
I am also short on words - tho maybe with pic's of this caliber few words are needed anyways.
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Both photos hit me in a very powerful way and both grabbed my soul.
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It's a long story so wont tell it, but 2nd time returning from SE Asia found out how the USMC guys felt about their "brothers" caskets ALWAYS(!!) being draped with a US flag when viewable by the public.
War protesters met us at Travis early one AM and a Marine Honor Guard member almost beat a protester to death right on the tarmack. OH WELL ....... ------
God bless Uncle Sam's Misguided Children.
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chills and tears, all I have to say.
Wow...this was very touching, and I'm not a real sensitive guy.
Thanks for sharing these powerful pics.
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