PFC. HAMMER THE CAT
Sgt. Rick Bousfield holds Pfc. Hammer, the Iraq-born cat that joined his infantry company during their deployment in Iraq. The Executive Committee of TheraPet, Inc. voted to award Pfc. Hammer its first Honorary Membership "for services rendered to our servicemen and women serving in Iraqi Freedom." Hammer spent the first nine months of his life in Iraq and used to make supply runs with the soldiers serving in the war. While the soldiers kept Hammer safe inside their body armor, Hammer kept the soldiers safe from the mice in the mess hall.