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MWD Cena – US Marines – Muskegon, Michigan

Died 7/26/17 Handler – Lance Cpl. Jeffrey DeYoung Community turns out for U.S. Marine veteran dog’s last ride More than 100 people, 30 Jeeps and about 35 American flags gathered in honor of a four-legged Marine veteran on Wednesday, July 26. The event at the USS LST 393 Museum was a final send off for Cena, a 10-year-old black lab …

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K9 Dingo – MWD – Jacksonville, Florida

Died – 5/10/17 Handler – Nick Converso He served his country with honor and fidelity befitting a warrior who protected his comrades on battlefields in distant lands, as well as his community at home. It was a devotion matched only by the love of his handler. Dingo, a retired Military Working K-9, was memorialized with full military honors Saturday morning …

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K9 Dragon (MWD) – Fort Carson, Colorado

Died – 4/6/17 Handler – Spec. Kevin Adams Fort Carson renders honors to long serving military police dog Dragon Dragon, a military working dog, spent his last day eating steak and playing ball. The German shepherd served in the Army for nine years and five months before he was diagnosed with non-operative, aggressive cancer on March 31 and euthanized Thursday. …

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K9 Bodza – MWD – U.S. Air Force

Handler – Kyle Smith Soldier drapes American flag over military dog partner’s body after he is put down “Through better or worse.” That was the motto of a U.S. Air Force soldier when he held his beloved German shepherd that served alongside him until the very end. Bodza, an 11-year-old military working dog, was put down last week due to …

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K9 Max – MWD – Fort Polk, Louisiana

Died 1/5/2017 Fort Polk’s 519th Military Police battalion has created a cemetery for military working dogs, inspired by the recent death of one of its drug detection K9s. A memorial service was held Friday at the new working dog cemetery outside of the 50th MWD Detachment Kennel for Cpl. Max (March 12, 2013 to January 5, 2017). Max will be …

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K9 Iireland – MWD

Bomb-sniffing military dog that served in Iraq to get 21-gun salute Camp Nelson National Cemetery will mark a first when it holds a public memorial service Saturday for a military working dog who served two tours in Iraq, sniffing out explosive devices. Iireland, a female Belgian Malinois who died in August, will receive full military honors, including a 21-gun salute …

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K9 Xarius MWD

Died 8/1/2016 Handler – SSgt Kelli Peterson Rest in peace Military Working Dog Xarius. Our thoughts and prayers are with SSgt Kelli Peterson, Ellsworth K9 Section, and Ellsworth Security Forces Squadron.

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K9 Benno MWD

Died – 7/29/16 Sgt First Class Benno, US Army, retired, passed away peacefully in his handler’s arms on July 29, 2016. Memorial service will be held Thursday, August 4th in Irving TX. The public and all K9 officers are welcome.

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K9 Cairo MWD

Died – 7/27/16 Cairo was a 12 year old veteran MPC for the U.S. Navy SEALs. Cairo and his handler Lloyd completed deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Aside from saving lives and limbs by detecting IEDs, Cairo was just one of the guys. He was always interactive and would quickly lean in for a good back scratch. Cairo had …

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K9 Rico MWD

Died – 7/24/16 Today we lost one of our own, Retired CWD Rico, MDD. Rico came to us from Afghanistan in late 2014, and was adopted by one of our supporters named Jim a few months after. He lived happily with Jim for 6 months and was loved every day. But in Feb 2016, Jim passed away, and Rico found …

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