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Dog Wonít Leave Fallen Navy SEALís Side (Video)
KPBS.org ^ | 8/23/2011 | Beth Ford Roth

Posted on 08/23/2011 11:18:49 PM PDT by South40

Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson had a very close friend in his life – his dog, Hawkeye. Tumilson, a former San Diego resident, was killed August 6 in the Chinook helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of 29 other American servicemembers.

Tumilson’s funeral was on Friday in Rockford, Iowa at Rockford Senior High. Hawkeye was one of the 1,500 souls who attended. As you can see by the gut-wrenching photo on the right, Hawkeye refused to leave his master’s side during the service.

Video here

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; hawkeye; jontumilson; loyal; loyalty; seal; truefriend; tumilson
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1 posted on 08/23/2011 11:18:53 PM PDT by South40
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2 posted on 08/23/2011 11:31:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

speechless...


3 posted on 08/23/2011 11:33:56 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: South40

BTTT


4 posted on 08/23/2011 11:35:46 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (What do you get when you add Obama to an economic depression ? O-ppression.)
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To: Liberty Valance; wardaddy; SLB; hiredhand; archy

Damn....


5 posted on 08/23/2011 11:35:46 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Liberty Valance

For a grizzeled ol vet, I surely am having a hard time seeing these pictures. May this wonderful, selfless, Seal rest in peace and may his dog be healed of his broken heart.


6 posted on 08/23/2011 11:36:29 PM PDT by miele man
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To: South40

My heart is broken right along with that beautiful dog’s heart. :’(


7 posted on 08/23/2011 11:42:35 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Salamander; shibumi; Slings and Arrows

ping


8 posted on 08/23/2011 11:43:30 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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To: South40

damn..


9 posted on 08/23/2011 11:46:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (I support Bachmann...or Palin should she enter...but I am not a Palin Harpy...know the difference)
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To: South40

Wow.


10 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:35 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: South40

I love the loyalty animals show for their owners. It’s sad many people can’t be as loyal for even small things like their own word.


11 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Markos33; wardaddy

‘Gentleman of the Jury:

The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy.

His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful.

Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom
we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their faith.

The money that a man has he may lose.

It flies away from him, perhaps, when he needs it most.

A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in the moment of ill-considered action.

The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles it’s cloud upon our heads.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and sickness.

He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side.

He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world.

He guards the sleep of his pauper master, as if he were a prince.

When all other friends desert, he remains.

When the riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is constant in his love as the sun in it’s journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that he accompany him, to guard
against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in it’s embrace, and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.’

Senator Vest, 1870


12 posted on 08/24/2011 12:03:55 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Markos33

You just ~had~ to do that, didn’t you.......


13 posted on 08/24/2011 12:07:39 AM PDT by shibumi ("A Republic - if you can keep it.")
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To: South40
Sometimes a better quality of man is not a man at all
14 posted on 08/24/2011 12:11:16 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Secret Agent Man

But this young man WAS loyal... “Faithful unto death” is the technical term. His dog’s the same way. We have many such young men and women. Sad thing is the despicable scumsuckers they’re forced to report to nowadays. The ones who run their mouths and give away information which then enables our enemies to lie in wait to ambush our finest young men. I say “young” quite q bit because, to my tired old eyes they’re no more than children, way, WAY too young to be out fighting our enemies. God bless his family, and the families of all those who died in this incident. May these warriors rest in peace.


15 posted on 08/24/2011 12:23:21 AM PDT by dcwusmc (wA FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: South40

Those photos are out of focus.
My heart breaks.

RIP Jon. You must have been a wonderful person to have such a faithful friend.

Hawkeye, I’m sorry your physical master is no longer here to give you hugs and treats. God Bless you and keep you.


16 posted on 08/24/2011 12:23:30 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: xsmommy

OK, if you were crying about the dog being adopted, you are going to fall apart at this one. I am bawling.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 12:38:58 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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so very sad...but what a wonderful testimony of a faithful, loyal friend.
Animals just know...


18 posted on 08/24/2011 1:47:21 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: South40

19 posted on 08/24/2011 2:05:16 AM PDT by Bobalu (He who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate)
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To: Bobalu

What the hell is this suppose to mean?


20 posted on 08/24/2011 2:14:13 AM PDT by american_ranger
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