Rules breach not cat’s meow
Published: February 4, 2013
Regarding the Feb. 3 article “Photo of GI with cat in Kuwait goes viral” and the accompanying photo of the soldier sleeping with the cat: Let me see if have the facts correct:
1) General Order No. 1 prohibits adopting pets or mascots, etc. This was apparently ignored.
2) The commander of the unit wanted the cat euthanized, but the company XO disregarded/ignored/disobeyed (take your pick) the commander’s intent.
3) “The soldiers weren’t supposed to feed the cat ... but the soldiers did anyway.”
Anyone else see a problem here?
Lt. Col. James T. Billings
Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan