Military dog exhibit finished in time for Cena’s funeral

Cena, who served three combat tours, was honored with a final ride in Muskegon on July 26, 2017.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A museum display in western Michigan is honoring military dogs.

Cena, who served three combat tours, is honored with a final ride in Muskegon. (July 26, 2017)

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the exhibit is at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum and is housed at the WWII-era warship in Muskegon. Ron Morzfeld, museum manager, notes the dogs are military veterans and their “courage and sacrifice need to be honored and remembered.”

Marine Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung is reunited with his combat dog Cena. (June 5, 2014)

The exhibit has been in the works for more than a year and was finished in time to honor Cena, a 10-year-old black lab that received a hero’s farewell last month before being euthanized. The cancer-stricken dog served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

A procession with Jeep convoys is planned before a funeral Saturday with military honors for Cena at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in the southeastern Michigan community of South Lyon.

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Information from:

The Muskegon Chronicle