If you are one of the few people who hasn’t seen this story yet, have some tissue ready.
Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson was one of 30 American troops killed Aug. 6 when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
At Tumilson’s Aug. 19 funeral in his home state of Iowa, mourners witnessed a touching moment between Tumilson and his Labrador retriever, Hawkeye. At the beginning of Tumilson’s funeral, Hawkeye walked up in front of 1,500 mourners and dropped to the ground, lying in front of his owner’s casket while one of his friend’s gave a eulogy. The dog will now be owned by that friend, who has clearly inherited a loyal dog who will go down as a symbol of grief for anyone who has lost a friend or family member in war.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean