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Manís best friend mourns his death
YahooNews/Outlook ^ | 8/25/11 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 08/25/2011 12:34:41 PM PDT by Kartographer

The photo showing the bond between felled Navy SEAL Jon Tomlinson and his dog Hawkeye has captured the attention of the Web.

The soldier was one of 38 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 and friends, and Tomlinson's loyal canine companion.

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1 posted on 08/25/2011 12:34:42 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

The dog knows. So sad.

Chilling actually.


2 posted on 08/25/2011 12:36:22 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Kartographer

There are no words!


3 posted on 08/25/2011 12:36:41 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: Kartographer

God bless Tomlinson and his family and friends. This poor dog mourns him so. This is beyond heartbreaking.


4 posted on 08/25/2011 12:38:15 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Kartographer

The also serve those who sit, roll over, beg, lay, and fetch, and wait.


5 posted on 08/25/2011 12:38:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

If dogs don’t have souls, they sure fake it well.


6 posted on 08/25/2011 12:39:06 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

I’ve heard that all those SEALS where the ones that got Bin-Laden. Anyone know anything? This whole thing needs to be investigated if true.


7 posted on 08/25/2011 12:39:29 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Empireoftheatom48

You’re right,there’s no words.What a heart breaking image.


8 posted on 08/25/2011 12:40:11 PM PDT by mitch5501 (My guitar wants to kill your momma!)
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To: Kartographer
Dang....where the heck’s the Kleenex.
9 posted on 08/25/2011 12:40:11 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Kartographer

Hussein’s legacy.....

The leftist freaks would be going wild against a Republican president under these circumstances.

Pathetic Peas of Sh!t FRAUD president.


10 posted on 08/25/2011 12:41:07 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kartographer

I hope the “it’s just an animal” crowd at FR will have the decency to stay off this thread.


11 posted on 08/25/2011 12:41:34 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: RC2

First thought I had was cleanup for Hussein.

Someone here ASSURED us that wasn’t the case.

Hard to know who to believe about anything anymore.
I sure don’t believe anything from the White Hut.


12 posted on 08/25/2011 12:43:14 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kartographer

Heartbreaker. God bless our service men and women.


13 posted on 08/25/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: throwback

Dogs do have souls and they understand a lot more than we give them credit for. God Bless Hawkeye and his fallen master. They will be reunited again some day.


14 posted on 08/25/2011 12:51:33 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Retired Greyhound
"We sleep peacefully in our beds foxholes because rough men dogs stand ready to do violence on our behalf."


15 posted on 08/25/2011 12:53:24 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I still think it was arranged by the ‘kenyan’ to appease his muslim brethren.


16 posted on 08/25/2011 1:00:49 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Salamander

That’s awesome. I do sleep more peacefully at night knowing that my dogs are guarding the house (no, not my greyhounds. They’re not watch dogs).


17 posted on 08/25/2011 1:02:09 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Empireoftheatom48; Kathy in Alaska; Slings and Arrows

Well put.

Rest in Peace Brother.


18 posted on 08/25/2011 1:02:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kartographer

Very sad.


19 posted on 08/25/2011 1:05:08 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Kartographer

There are no words for this.
Dogs are just the best... so loyal.

What a great man and a great dog.
God bless them both.


20 posted on 08/25/2011 1:05:46 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Friends at Special Operations Command in Tampa informed me that although those killed in the Chinook shoot-down were also members of Special Warfare Development Group, or DevGru (known to public as SEAL Team 6), they were not members of the strike team that got bin Laden. I initially thought they were because of the information in the MSM. As far as my friends know, almost all the members of the strike team had returned to the States by August 6.


21 posted on 08/25/2011 1:12:30 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Salamander

There was a very nice, touching thread last night on this story.

Here is a link to the animals in war memorial erected in London (only the Brits would think of this!). A very beautiful memorial to those who “had no choice.”

http://www.animalsinwar.org.com


22 posted on 08/25/2011 1:13:02 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Don’t bet on that.

One of my Ibizan Hounds, Izzy was one of the best watch dogs I ever had and they’re not that far from Greys.

:)

I sleep like the dead because Odin literally lays with his head across my stomach all night and Gypsy, the little Portuguese Podengo spends most of the night laying on the chest in front of the window...watching and listening.

Good dogs.

;]


23 posted on 08/25/2011 1:14:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Kartographer

God bless and accept this man into your arms. Give his family comfort, and that includes his loyal dog.

Wow.


24 posted on 08/25/2011 1:14:54 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Kartographer

http://www.scotland-welcomes-you.com/greyfriars_bobby.html


25 posted on 08/25/2011 1:15:53 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Retired Greyhound

That would really be low. We had a thread going last night on this story and everyone who came was lovely. The best of FR (well, not me, of course).


26 posted on 08/25/2011 1:16:18 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: throwback

I HAVE to believe they do throwback. I can’t imagine a heaven without our wonderful animal friends. RIP Jon Tomlinson and I pray your wonderful dedicated dog will get the loving and caring home he deserves. :(


27 posted on 08/25/2011 1:21:20 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I hope the “it’s just an animal” crowd at FR will have the decency to stay off this thread.

I don't think I'd go so far as to put myself with that group, but it's pretty hard to believe that the dog doesn't know what's happened, some way or another, and is deeply saddened by it.

28 posted on 08/25/2011 1:21:48 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ladyvet

I used them all. I need to change my shirt now......:(


29 posted on 08/25/2011 1:22:15 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: miss marmelstein
Link's broken...<(

Here's this, instead.

The Dobermann on the memorial is Kurt, the first dog to die on Guam, after he silently alerted his platoon of 250 soldiers to a hidden enemy machine gun nest, thereby saving all of their lives.

Kurt and his handler were seriously wounded.

The handler survived but Kurt succumbed to his injuries at 3AM that night.

30 posted on 08/25/2011 1:23:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Kartographer

I totally agree with you.

Someone convinced the fraud schmuck that sacrificing a serious group of SEALs would prevent the great wrath of Hussein’s god from visiting even more violence against us.

Hussein would do ANYTHING against America.


31 posted on 08/25/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: 12Gauge687

All right, but I’m guessing Hussein figures killing off a bunch (any bunch) of SEALs would keep his handlers from being too mad.

I don’t trust a traitor on anything.


32 posted on 08/25/2011 1:28:06 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Owl_Eagle

You and me both Owl_Eagle. Those of us who adore animals know they’re just not animals. They give us comfort, joy and companionship. This time last year we had 1 dog......this year we have 4 total. 2 of the sweetest Pugs and 1 beautiful Chug needed homes very badly.....viola! They have it. I’m thankful to God that He has allowed us to give them the proper care and love that they ALL deserve. :)


33 posted on 08/25/2011 1:28:14 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Salamander

Where is this statue? Guam? Lovely.

Check out the animals in war memorial on your own - you’ll like it.

Now, I don’t have any money in this show but here’s a link to the beautiful and patriotic British play “War Horse” currently tearing up Broadway.
http://www.warhorseonbroadway.com/


34 posted on 08/25/2011 1:36:36 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Dawgreg

I bet it works both way and that Jon Tomlinson is pining away for his furry friend right now.


35 posted on 08/25/2011 1:38:14 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes, it’s in Guam.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Monument_to_Doberman,_Military_Working_Dog_%28MWD%29,_World_War_II_Memorial,_War_Dog_Cemetery._Navel_Base_Guam.jpg

I wish I could get up there to see that play.

Keep an eye on TV and see if you can catch the special on WWII dogs.

You’ll cry right along with the men who worked alongside them.


36 posted on 08/25/2011 1:45:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: miss marmelstein

You are absolutely one of our best, long-time FReepers.


37 posted on 08/25/2011 1:55:42 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Salamander

Thank you for the link. I had no idea that there was a War Dog memorial. And to think they were given graves! The War Horses of WWI were - after their service - all sold off and slaughtered for their meat. The French and Germans were hungry but it seems very sad.


38 posted on 08/25/2011 1:59:37 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Wow! I’m blushing. No one has ever said that to me before.


39 posted on 08/25/2011 2:00:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: 12Gauge687

Thanks for that info. I remember hearing, at the time the helio shoot-down was reported, that the guys were special forces and possibly from the team that got UBL.

I remember being very suspicious about such info being released. Wondered if it was not payback for the mohammedans from Dear Leader to release such details.


40 posted on 08/25/2011 2:08:08 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: miss marmelstein

Down at the bottom of this page are links to many war dog memorials, both present and future;

http://ustrikes.com/military_tribute.htm


41 posted on 08/25/2011 2:08:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: americanophile

I’ve visited Greyfriar’s and have seen the little grave of Bobby. He’s buried near his master (John Gray?) but not in consecrated ground. He was quite a dog - a little scrappy, actually - and was treated so kindly by the people of Edinburgh.

I gotta tell you, when it comes to love and admiration for our 4-legged friends, nobody can beat the Brits. I think we got that quality from them.


42 posted on 08/25/2011 2:08:23 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: miss marmelstein
Our local version of Bobby:

His name is Rollo and his grave never lacks for flowers.

43 posted on 08/25/2011 2:12:00 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: toolman1401

Our two canines KNOW when my husband is even thinking of going someplace in the car. I have no idea how they know, but they know. I first learn of the pending trip by their barks which are only used for a car ride. It’s more than the signals he sends and he doesn’t even have to send one. They know.


44 posted on 08/25/2011 2:17:13 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Salamander

That’s beautiful! I love the aging on the stone. That’s in Maryland? I’m learning alot today about a subject that I love.

You’ve got to get yourself up to NYC to see “War Horse.” It’s not something YOU should miss - of all people. If you can get up here, I will get my husband to get you a ticket. Spielberg has just made a movie out of it but I’m already hearing it doesn’t live up to the play.


45 posted on 08/25/2011 2:18:48 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: throwback

Of course they have souls.

I didn’t want to see this thread because of - well, must go get kleenex.


46 posted on 08/25/2011 2:28:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: miss marmelstein

Me too. It’s a great story.


47 posted on 08/25/2011 2:34:49 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: miss marmelstein

Rosehill cemetery, Hagerstown MD.

The “aging” is from nearly 200 years of people stopping to lovingly pet him.

The rest of the marble is rough from the weather but his head and back are as smooth as velvet.

I’ve worn away my fair share of him....:)


48 posted on 08/25/2011 2:37:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


49 posted on 08/25/2011 3:37:19 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Kartographer

I don’t think so since there’s no sadness in Heaven but whether or not he remembers Hawkeye, I dunno. If you’re right Jon will have to visit Rainbow Bridge often. :)


50 posted on 08/25/2011 3:38:09 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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