Bomb-sniffing dog to be laid to rest in Michigan

This 2012 publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows a soldier and military working dog, in Afghanistan. Animal Planet embedded four camera crews with front line troops for six weeks to create a television special called
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LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A bomb-sniffing dog that did nine tours in Afghanistan is to be laid to rest at the Michigan War Dogs Memorial in Oakland County.

A funeral service for Mina is to be held Sunday in Lyon Township. He died recently at age 13.

WHMI-FM reports Mina's service is to include a flag line and taps. But in lieu of a 21-gun salute, a chorus of trained dogs is to howl on command.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

The Michigan War Dogs Memorial is run by a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public on the role dogs have played in the U.S. military.

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