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Military dog dies inside vehicle

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May 15, 2008

Albany -- We're gathering details of a developing story at Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base where the Marines launched an investigation into the death of military dog.

Dax, a 5-year old German Shepherd died on the base.

WALB News Ten learned he was found dead last Tuesday inside a Marine Corps Police Department vehicle.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death.

A veterinarian at Fort Benning will perform a necropsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Dax was stationed at MCLB for almost three years and was trained in explosive detection and patrolling.

A Marine spokesman told us the base's dogs are not only true Marines, but they're like family members, and base mourns the loss of Dax.

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