Daley testifies on his legislation honoring fallen Bay City soldier

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley on Wednesday testified before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on his bill to name a portion of State Highway M-15 in Bay County after Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cathcart of Bay City.

“I introduced this legislation to remind area residents of Sgt. Cathcart’s dedication to his country and his home here in Bay City, and to show Michael’s family our gratitude for his service,” said Daley, R-Lum. “Sgt. Cathcart was a decorated war hero and his service and bravery certainly deserve recognition. I hope we can get this legislation approved and to the governor’s desk as soon as possible.”

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.

The committee took testimony on various pieces of legislation. A vote on Daley’s bill is expected in the coming weeks.

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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 before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure as they testify on his legislation that would name a portion of State Highway M-15 in Bay County after Sgt. Cathcart. Cathcart was killed in November of 2014 during an operation in Afghanistan.