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Debbie Eppler
Debbie Eppler • 1 year ago

Katherine Cathey presses her pregnant belly on the coffin of her husband Marine 2nd. Lt. Jim Cathey, who was serving overseas

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A pregnant Katherine Cathey throws herself on the newly arrived coffin of her husband, Marine 2nd. Lt. Jim Cathey, who was serving overseas

The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, 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 kin...

Since 2nd Lt. James Cathey was killed in a massive explosion, his body was delicately wrapped in a shroud by military morticians, then his Marine uniform was laid atop his body. Since Katherine Cathey decided not to view her husband’s body, Maj. Steve Beck took her hand, and pressed it down on the uniform. “He’s here,” he said quietly. “Feel right here.”

The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, 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 k...

"The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, 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 kin...

The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, 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 kin...

  • Melinda Pusinsky

    No people with hatred in their hearts kill people, and people who do not question and think for themselves kill people.

  • Judy C

    I am a person of faith, and therefore feel a special responsibility to name the truth that unthinking , unquestioning people with hatred in their hearts are all too often people who do their hateful acts in the name of God. God certainly isn't in their hearts but God certainly is in their rhetoric!!

The night before the burial of her husband Cathey of the United States Marine Corps killed in Iraq Cathey refused to leave the casket asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her. Before she fell asleep she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of him 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 I think that’s what he would have wanted”.

The many men who have served our country ....TRUE HEROS.