Museum display in Muskegon honoring military dogs

Posted at 2:26 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 14:26:26-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP/FOX 17) — A museum display in Muskegon is honoring military dogs.

The exhibit is at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum and is housed at the WWII-era warship in Muskegon. Ron Morzfeld, museum manager, notes the dogs are military veterans and their “courage and sacrifice need to be honored and remembered.”

The exhibit has been in the works for more than a year and was finished in time to honor Cena, a 10-year-old black lab that received a hero’s farewell last month before being euthanized. The cancer-stricken dog served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

USS LST 393 Veterans Museum

A procession with Jeep convoys is planned before a funeral Saturday with military honors for Cena at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in the southeastern Michigan community of South Lyon.

FOX 17 visited the museum Friday and we’ll have more on later editions of FOX 17 News.