|Able Seacat Simon|
Crimean Tom: During the Crimean War when the French and British armies seized a Russian port in 1854, Tom the cat helped the troops locate a much needed stockpile of food that the Russians had hidden. He was considered a hero and the English brought him home after the war.
|Tiddles the Cat on board the HMS Victorious reporting for duty. He liked to play with the bell rope. (Image via Wikipedia)|
|Simon's burial place|
Pfc. Hammer: Served in a unit with the US Army in Iraq as a mouser and companion to the troops. The Egyptian Mau cat was made an honorary member of the unit. For his service and dedication, the troops arranged to have Hammer brought home after their deployment. The cat is now living in Colorado with the staff sergeant who worked to bring him to the states.
Able Seacat Simon photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Able_Seacat_Simon.jpg
Tiddles photo: Parnall, C H (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Simon's resting spot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Simon_(Able_Seacat).jpg