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The power of pictures.

This is a little bit older but still a great story.

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 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" she said. "I think that's what he would have wanted".

-Not sure what is more honorable: Being married to this faithful wife to the end or the Marine standing next to the casket watching over them both.

More info here :
http://sexualityinart.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/katherine-cathey-and-2nd-lt-james-j-cathey-todd-heislers-pulitzer-prize-winning-photographic-series/

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That's really beautiful and tragic.
 
Reminds me of the excellent movie "Taking Chance" starring Kevin Bacon, which details the journey of a volunteer military escort officer, who accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine back to his hometown in Wyoming.
 
Well if this doesn't make you want to start a war with Iran, nothing will. (obvious sarcasm)
 
this war should stop... its the same story in both ends... we got to be more human in both ends of this evil game :/ truly touching picture...
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