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Military Dog’s Funeral Procession To Cross Michigan in Jeep Convoy

A 10-year-old army Okay-9 who served three excursions in Afghanistan can be laid to relaxation on August 26 on the Michigan War Dog Memorial after he arrives in a army convoy of greater than 30 Jeeps and American flags, courtesy of his first accomplice in struggle.

After Cena was retired from the service in 2014, he grew to become a service canine to his first army handler, U.S.M.C. Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung. DeYoung cared for Cena till he was recognized with bone most cancers. Cena was euthanized July 26 after a prolonged battle with the illness, the Detroit Free Press studies.


Jeff and cenas final stroll collectively. 💔🇺🇸

Posted by Megan Elizabeth on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In honor of Cena’s service to the nation, DeYoung will lead a procession of Jeeps flying the American flag from Muskegon to South Lyon, Michigan, a distance of about 163 miles. A second convoy of Jeeps will hyperlink up with DeYoung’s convoy and can proceed to the Michigan War Dog Memorial the place Cena will obtain full army honors.

Thank you, Cena, on your service. And thanks, Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung, on your service and for taking good care of Cena.

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