Thursday, August 25, 2011

Faithful 'til the end

Jon Tumilson, a Navy SEAL, was one of 30 Americans killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6 when a rocket-propelled grenade took out a U.S. Chinook helicopter. He was mourned at a service in Rockford, Iowa, attended by 1,500 family members, friends--and Hawkeye, Tumilson's dog.

The Labrador retriever was such an important part of Tumilson's life that the friends and family of the San Diego resident called the dog his "son."


When Tumilson's friend Scott Nichols walked to the front of the room to speak, Hawkeye followed, Today.com reports. "As Nichols prepared to memorialize his friend, Hawkeye dutifully laid down near the casket," Scott Stump writes.
A video clip of the mourning dog can be seen here. KIMT-TV of Mason City, Iowa, covered the funeral.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

That's simply heart wrenching, and heart warming!

wirecutter said...

Yeah, if that was CharlieGodammit he'd lift his leg and fart or piss on the casket or something, huh?

drjim said...

Poor dog.....

Howie Honky said...

yeah, that picture damn near rips my guts out.

And think about all the cocksucking shitheads who have no respect for the military ( no, not the assholes in the brass who only care about their careers, butt the REAL military... the grunts...) Wish THEY could be n that box and the dog and his Pappy could be together again.

Anonymous said...

Saddest picture Ive seen in ages


Warren

steve tompkins said...

i saw this story yesterday, and wondered if you would post about it. gave me moist eyes.