Stray Cat and U.S. Soldier Save Each Other in Afghanistan

Sgt. Jesse Knott credits rescued cat with getting him through dark times on his deployment.
1:41 | 03/20/13

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-- you look kinda like a picture there. Yes but you come -- So you want to see your cat. Oh yes its outlook to see it again that you panels don't -- jumpers much as the used to -- -- Crushed -- pampered in Oregon city at -- dad's place. Are resurgent -- not spirits of course he stationed up at joint base Lewis McCord near Seattle. -- think about it all the time. Maybe Custer is an in touch with his feelings just yet. Yeah stroke. Yes. The two friends met in a place where friends can be hard to come by a rugged army camp in southern Afghanistan. I remember he came limping out from behind one of the barriers. We -- these giant concrete barriers protect us from mortar attacks things like and I saw blood trail behind him as he was -- -- not -- the -- it was office with a piece of steak. Are you allowed to keep a cat in your office on the base. And the commanders gave the OK because they realized he needed compassion and care. Not the cat the sergeant you gave a cattle lot of love in a place where there wasn't really much love to go around. Yeah. He gave a lot will look back to me he used -- thing that got me through some in my darkest times on that appointment. I've lost all hope. Hope slowly returned caring for -- for seven months. When it was time to come home the army paper -- ticket mom and dad picked -- cats. It means more than I can tell you. That cat saved my life and.

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