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People say their goodbyes to Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military service dog before they leave for his last ride at the LST 393 in Muskegon, Mich., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Cena was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer after owner U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung noticed he wasn’t putting weight on his front left leg. (Joel Bissell/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

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.

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Paige Alfred gives a kiss to Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military service dog before they leave for his last ride at the LST 393 in downtown Muskegon, Mich., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Cena was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer after DeYoung noticed he wasn’t putting weight on his front left leg. (Joel Bissell/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

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.

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U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung carries Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military service dog, off the LST 393 where he was put down in downtown Muskegon, Mich., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Cena was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer after DeYoung noticed he wasn’t putting weight on his front left leg. (Joel Bissell/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

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.

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U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung and Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military service dog ride away for his last ride before being put down aboard the LST 393 in downtown Muskegon, Mich., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Cena was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer after DeYoung noticed he wasn’t putting weight on his front left leg. (Joel Bissell/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

Cena was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer.

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People say their goodbyes to Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military service dog before they leave for his last ride at the LST 393 in Muskegon, Mich., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Cena was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer after owner U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung noticed he wasn’t putting weight on his front left leg. (Joel Bissell/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

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.”

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U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung and Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military service dog ride away for his last ride before being put down aboard the LST 393 in downtown Muskegon, Mich., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Cena was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer after DeYoung noticed he wasn’t putting weight on his front left leg. (Joel Bissell/Muskegon Chronicle via AP)

This is an Associated Press report.

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