Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2018.161.21
Dimensions: 3 ⅜ in X 2 ⅛ in
Dimensions (Metric): 7.62 cm X 5.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Frederick Townsend Lewis, Jr. DVM
World Trade Center site identification card issued to Fredrick Lewis of VMAT-2. The card includes a photograph, the logos for the National Disaster Medical System and the U.S. Public Health Service, and printed text: "FREDERICK LEWIS | VMAT-2 | Department of Health and Human Services | U.S. Public Health Service | National Disaster Medical System | WTC | New York | 09-11-2001." The card includes an image of an American flag and the Twin Towers.
Following the events of September 11, 2001, Dr. Frederick Lewis, Jr. was deployed to Ground Zero as the acting Team Commander of the Veterinary Medical Assistance Team 2 (VMAT-2). He and his team provided medical attention to search-and-rescue dogs, police horses, and other injured animals found near the site.