Bomb-sniffing dog to be laid to rest in Michigan

By: AP
By: 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.

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

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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