Soldier And Canine Companion Remembered In Dog Park Dedication

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A soldier and his dog, lost together when attacked in Iraq, will get a hero's memorial Friday.

Fort Carson will dedicate a dog park Friday to Cpl. Kory D. Wiens and Cooper the Labrador retriever, the first military working dog team killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wiens and Cooper were killed by an IED while on patrol in 2007, and were buried together in Wiens' hometown of Dallas, Ore.

The pair was assigned to the 94th Mine Dog Detachment, 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., and will include a military working dog demonstration by the 759th Military Police Battalion.

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