Daley attends Michael Cathcart Memorial Highway unveiling

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley over the weekend joined members of the Cathcart family and friends as the sign for the Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cathcart Memorial Highway was unveiled in Bay City.

Last year, Daley, with the help of Army Veteran Joe Johnson from the senator’s district, and Sgt. Cathcart’s mother Jeanne, introduced legislation to name a portion of State Highway M-15 in Bay County after Cathcart as a way to preserve his legacy and honor the sacrifices he and his family have made on behalf of this country.

Cathcart was killed in November of 2014 during an operation in Afghanistan. His service awards include four Bronze Star medals, the two Purple Heart medals and four Army Commendation medals.

Under Senate Bill 169, the Michael Cathcart Memorial Highway will range from Cass Avenue in Portsmouth Charter Township north to the intersection of State Highway M-15 and Ridge Road in Bay City.

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Photo caption: State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, joins the mother of Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cathcart, Jeanne Cathcart, and Army veteran Joe Johnson on Sunday as the sign naming a portion of State Highway M-15 in Bay County after Sgt. Cathcart was unveiled.