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Clearing the way: Osage Marine remembers service dog Cena

  • Jon North of Osage visits with his former combat partner Cena in Michigan recently. The bomb-sniffing dog worked with three handlers (North was the second) while on three tours of duty in Afghanistan, before retiring with his first handler. Cena was recently euthanized after developing aggressive bone cancer. Photo supplied

  • Jon North of Osage visits with his former combat partner Cena in Michigan recently. The bomb-sniffing dog worked with three handlers (North was the second) while on three tours of duty in Afghanistan, before retiring with his first handler. Cena was recently euthanized after developing aggressive bone cancer. Photo supplied

  • Lance Cpl. Jon North, then a 22-year-old dog handler from Osage, enjoys a moment with his explosive-sniffing dog, Cena, in Afghanistan in this April 2011 photo. U.S. Marine Corps photo

  • Lance Cpl. Jon North, then a 22-year-old dog handler from Osage, observes the route ahead while serving in Afghanistan before sending out his dog, Cena, to check for explosives in this April 2011 photo. U.S. Marine Corps photo

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