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Marine Dog With Cancer Gets Tear-Filled Farewell


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Robert
- 721 days ago - yahoo.com
Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.



   

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Robert O (12)
Friday July 28, 2017, 1:18 am
Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -- Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

Cena the black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at a museum ship in Muskegon and carried off in a flag-draped coffin.

Cena was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in 2014. He then became a service dog for Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung, Cena's first wartime partner.

Cena was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer.

DeYoung organized the celebration for the dog. He says he wanted to take his dog on one last ride in a topless Jeep before Cena was put down. The Jeep was decorated and named "Cancer Response Team."
 

MmAway M (520)
Friday July 28, 2017, 1:36 am
RIP dearest "CENA"
Great article Robert with the video. Gotta wipe my eyes. Cena @ Rainbow Bridge now all well and free!
So emotional about this! Thank you again for posting this! I will forward!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday July 28, 2017, 3:21 am
NOTED!!!!
 

Peggy B (43)
Friday July 28, 2017, 9:35 am
RIP Cena
 

Joy M (168)
Friday July 28, 2017, 1:00 pm
God bless Cena. noted..
 

Brenda Collins (0)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 1:13 am
Noted. RIP Cena.
 

mary f (200)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 1:26 pm
RIP Cena your a real hero
 

Millie O'Connor (155)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 9:54 pm
No matter how much time we have with our pets, it's never long enough. RIP Cena. You did us all proud.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 10:47 pm
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Mandi T (367)
Sunday July 30, 2017, 12:08 pm
A hero dog and hero human. Cancer is the big one I fight. I've lost a human and a dog to it.
RIP dear Cena you will always be remembered.. TY Robert !
 
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