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Cena, a 10-year-old Black Labrador who served as a Marine bomb-detection dog from 2009 to 2014, received an emotional farewell before being put to sleep on July 26.

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Photo via the Military Working Dogs page on Facebook

Every day in Afghanistan in 2011, Spike the black Labrador retriever had the important job of detecting explosives and clearing daily patrol routes. But Spike did more than just find improvised explosive devices before they could kill and maim U.S. troops; he also served as a loyal best friend and morale booster for his handler, Lance Cpl. Jared Heine.

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