Fallen Soldier's Wife

Fallen Soldier's Wife

Fallen Soldier's Wife

International Picture of the Year
Second Place
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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Apr 15, 2015
True information is shared
by: Ronald K. Bishop

I really wish more people write about it. I really appreciate the post.
great article

May 23, 2013
Every Year
by: Anonymous

I am a soldier who has served in both Iraq, and Afghanistan. Every year around memorial day I find this, either the picture, a site, whatever. And I look at it. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you.

Nov 21, 2012
Sacrifice of our families for the freedom of the many
by: Luis A. Rendon

The use of the word sacrifice to many means nothing. It is a word that means to give something up, but some many never know what that something is and just how much its means to them.

To the many who understand sacrifice in the way that this widow does, thank you. Thank you for sharing with us this that you held so dear and so close and thank you for taking onto yourself this great burden. We as American’s thank you and those who gave their lives for us to enjoy the freedoms the many take for granted. May god bless you before he blesses us all.

May 27, 2012
God Bless America
by: Jill

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who gave their lives so that we may live a freely. Please know there are many of us who do not need one day out of the year to honor these heroes. Cat & all of the other men & women who died defending my freedom are remembered daily. I pray for God to give you peace, comfort & strength in your times of need. My heart goes out to you & yours.

Apr 21, 2012
Peace Be With You
by: Dee

Like others have stated before - there is nothing harder than to be a military spouse. May God be with you during this time of heartache. God Bless.

Mar 15, 2012
Gone but not forgotten
by: SFC Johnson

The hardest job in the world is that of a military spouse. Stay strong, and God bless you.

Mar 01, 2012
Give thanks to the fallen and the ones serving
by: Anonymous

Thank you for serving

Mar 01, 2012
by: Anonymous

My prayers out to you and your family. I could only imagine how much he was loved

Feb 20, 2012
Fallen Hero.
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry for your loss. This picture puts tears in my eyes every time, but it also restores faith in people. Your husband was performing a noble deed in fighting for the freedom of others, and it says a lot that he was fighting alongside people such as the marine who watched over you for him when he would have wanted to most.

Jan 13, 2012
My Condolenses
by: Michael Norwood

My prayers are with you and your family. I too lost a friend this weekend. I pray for peace and comfort over your family.

Dec 14, 2011
heart broken
by: Anonymous

This image puts me in tears every time i see it . i too have an australian solider seving in the war in afghan . no words could possible describe how your feeling right now but the courage your man went through to serve his country is amazing and your courage has inspired many army wifes

Oct 28, 2011
Thank you
by: Angela brownAnonymous

Thank you for all the sacrefices you and your husband made for our country!! Thanks, Angela Brown Kentucky USA

Oct 15, 2011
by: MVM


Sep 04, 2011
Bless you
by: sickofthemdying

My heart bleeds for you in your loss. This was just what I would have done. God bless you my sister!

Aug 25, 2011
Semper Fi
by: Jayr829@yahoo.com

May God be with you in your time of need.

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