Daley legislation honoring fallen Bay City soldier approved by Senate

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to name a portion of State Highway M-15 in Bay County after Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cathcart of Bay City.

“I am happy to see my colleagues support this legislation to help honor Sgt. Cathcart’s bravery and dedication to his country,” said Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, the bill’s sponsor. “Sgt. Cathcart is an American hero and should be recognized as one. I’m going to work with my colleagues in the House and make sure this bill gets to the governor’s desk.”

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.

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

With Wednesday’s vote, the bill will move to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

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Editor’s note: Video of Daley discussing Senate Bill 169 on the Senate floor is available here or on the senator’s website. Click “Video” under the “In the News” tab.