Dog Of Fallen Seal
August 25, 2011 by USA Post
Navy SEAL Tumilson Jon, 35, of San Diego was one of 30 U.S. soldiers and 22 fellow seals killed when a Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on August 6.
During his funeral in his hometown, Rockford, Iowa this week, the dog Tumilson, the ‘Hawkeye’, approached the coffin, sighed and sank in about 1,500 people to watch.
A photograph of the emotional moment was captured by the Tumilson cousin, Lisa Pembleton, and published in a memorial Facebook page.
“I felt compelled to take a picture to share with family members who could not or could not see what he could from the hallway,” Pembleton wrote in her Facebook page. “To say it was an extraordinary man does not do justice. The loss of Jon with his family, friends and military family is immeasurable.”
Hawkeye was an important part of life Tumilson that members of the family followed the dog down the hall to enter the memorial service, reports MSNBC.
A good friend Tumilson, Scott Nicholas, will serve the Labrador.
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Murphy63 at 10:18 AM August 25, 2011
Such loyalty! Animals feel sad! I hope you are well looked after.
Murphy63 at 10:13 a.m. August 25, 2011
Talk about loyalty! This shows animals have feelings! They feel sadness.
Ocean72 at 10:12 am August 25, 2011
Take comfort dog.
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