In ancient Egypt during a war with Persia an Egyptian general once surrendered his army to protect cats on a battlefield. Also according to Sheppard Software "a Persian general came up with the idea of capturing cats and releasing them into the battlefield. When the armies took the field and the Egyptian General saw the battlefield covered with cats, he surrendered a whole city rather than harm the cats", even after the Egyptians were dominating the war with Egypt.
There have been cats whose "sixth sense" have saved ships from bombs, namely a cat named Andrew who was the mascot of the Allied Forces Mascot Club. "When Andrew went for cover, everyone around him knew to duck."
I found it interesting that when I was researching the place that cats occupied in the military that most of the cats were all from other countries. I still feel that it is once again due to the quote I mentioned above that "Dogs have owners, cats have staff".....cats may assist, aide, help, soothe, but they will never "serve" anyone, it is important however for us to remember the human soldiers who have so selflessly served US. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.
Sources:Sheppard Software, "Soldier Cat Photo" courtesy of www.guzer.com