Oh wow… I just had to share this one! 😀
Scheherazade Cat: The Story of a War Hero is a book about a wonderful Kuwaiti cat who was adopted by a soldier at the end of the war there. She became his honored pet, and lived for 15 years.
In 1991, at the end of the Persian Gulf War, Lt. David D. Haines, a U.S. Army chemical weapons officer, was assigned to lead a mission on Failaka Island, which can be reached via ferry from mainland Kuwait.
The mission was to collect any military equipment of value.
It was complicated by thousands of dust-colored, camouflaged cluster munitions, which had been dropped on the island to push out the Iraqi invaders. With them gone, French militia were working to remove the cluster bombs, but it was a monumental task, and the remaining ones posed a significant threat.
While leading his unit across the island one day, David encountered a beautiful Kuwaiti…
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