MUSKEGON, Mich. (WJBK) – 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 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. According to De young’s GoFundMe page, Cena saved hundreds of Marines in combat in Afghanistan.
The black lab was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer and DeYoung wanted to give him a send off with a ride in an open top Jeep. On Wednesday, he got the ride for Cena as he received a hero’s farewell Wednesday being euthanized.
Several other Jeeps and motorcycles joined Cena for the ride in Muskegon.
The Jeep was decorated and named “Cancer Response Team.” It made its way to the USS LST 393, where Cena was euthanized.
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