Heisler, Todd and The Rocky Mountain News
Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography, “2nd Lt. James L. Cathey” depicts Lt. James Cathey's body arriving at the Reno Airport soon after his death in Iraq. In the photograph, marines climb into the cargo hold of the plane and drape an American flag over his casket as passengers watch the lieutenant's family gather on the tarmac. This photograph offers an opportunity to reflect upon civic responsibility and leadership in a uniquely American context.
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