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Name: Marine 2nd Lt. James J. Cathey

Age: 24

From: Reno, Nev.

Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.,

Incident: Marine 2nd Lt. James J. Cathey was killed Aug. 21 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Al Karmah, Iraq.



Died: August 21, 2005


Marine killed in Iraq explosion

Associated Press

The 20th Nevadan to die in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was remembered as a peacemaker who helped rid the world of terrorism.

More than 200 people, including Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., and state Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Nev., honored Marine Corps 2nd Lt. James Cathey, 24, during an emotional funeral Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno.

The Reno native was killed by an explosive device Aug. 21 after only one month in Iraq. His unit was operating and training with Iraqi security forces near Al Karmah and Fallujah.

“James was a young man who was living his dream, serving as a Marine,” the Rev. Tom Czack said. “He was a kind, giving man who was serving his country.

“For those who are peacemakers, they’ll be the children of God. In this time of trial let us stand in faith,” Czack added.

The service began with a procession of Marines who...

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Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Nov 12, 2012
  I read an artical about you and your wife today. It touched my heart. You must of been a great guy as your wife sure seemed to love you. Your family is in my thoughts.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Jun 29, 2012
  Tonight I learned more about this young Marine and his amazing family.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012
  My name is Helen white. I'm from Cuba,Missouri U.S.A I read about Lt. James Cathey. I'm so sad about his death. I was cry and cry so much. Especially, I see his wife slept next to his coffin. I feel so bad for her. I just want holding her and said sorry about her lost. I hope you Mrs. Cathey doing fine and the baby. God Bless u and the baby. I will pray for u and your baby. Take care yourself.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Jul 25, 2011
  You are not forgotten! God be with your family. Although life has moved on since you left them the hole that was left in thier hearts will always be there. I am a veterans wife.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on May 13, 2008
  Thank you so much for the greatest sacrifice you have made for all of us in the United States. God Bless you and your dear family
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Jan 26, 2006
  may your life be filled with peace and comfort knowing your loved one (James) is watching over you now.
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Dec 07, 2005
  My name is Ute I live in Germany. I have read the report in a german newspaper and have seen the pictures when his wife slept one more time near him. These were so sad pictures and I have cried very much. I hope that the baby boy was born healthy. And I am sure that his Daddy looks in heaven at him and is proud
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Oct 10, 2005
  Please know that words can not express how I feel for you loss. I pray for you and your son often. May James live on through you and your son
 


Prayers & Condolences For:
James J. Cathey
BY Anonymous on Oct 02, 2005
  You Devil Dog. Semper Fi!!! Cause were the baddest mother fuckers on this earth!!! I remeber cheering over jaeger bombs to that with you. I love you and i will help raise my nephew just like i know you would. I love you so much Jim. If the Army and the Navy ever look on heavens scenes, they will find the streets are gaurded by united states MARINES. I know you are you looking over us all and kicking ass wherevef you are.

Peace Brah

Sean
 

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James J. Cathey
BY elbot on Sep 16, 2005
  Bro you lived dangerously, took the perils and gained all our respects. May your memory live on.


Deepest Sympathies to all the family.
 

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James J. Cathey
BY DONNYDO on Sep 14, 2005
  Bless you for all you've done for us.


I also send prayers to give your family and friends the strength to carry on until you meet again.


 


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