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Video: Fallen SEALís dog wonít leave his side during funeral
Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 08/24/2011 2:29:55 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Footage from the memorial service of Jon Tumilson, a small-town Iowa boy who loved his country and his dog and who, by the way, was one of the most elite soldiers in the world’s greatest military. He died aboard the Chinook that was shot down by the Taliban over Wardak Province a few weeks ago. He’s survived by his parents, two sisters, and his chocolate lab Hawkeye, whose bond with his master was so close that the family chose a photo of the two of them to be placed above the casket. What you’re about to see will haunt you forever. Simply shattering.

The Des Moines Register has a worthy obituary, celebrating Tumilson’s iron will power and lamenting the fact that he was just three years away from retirement. Rest in peace.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


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1 posted on 08/24/2011 2:30:01 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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I thank God for the men and the families that provide them for us.
2 posted on 08/24/2011 2:32:55 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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I have a chocolate lab. He’s laying next to me right now, and has followed me around our house for almost 7 years. His muzzle is a little grayer than Hawkeye’s, but they are spitting images of each other.

That entire segment about Jon Tumlinson is much appreciated. Thanks for posting it. I just sent it to my wife at her office so she could watch it.


3 posted on 08/24/2011 2:38:13 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: RobinMasters

They say dogs don’t know.....but they do.


4 posted on 08/24/2011 2:45:27 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: RobinMasters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZPx2Wnc0lI&feature=related


5 posted on 08/24/2011 2:48:56 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RobinMasters

Thanks for posting. (should have had a kleenex alert)


6 posted on 08/24/2011 2:51:41 PM PDT by NEMDF
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The beautiful Broadway/London show “War Horse” tells the story of a young soldier and his beloved horse, Joey. When I saw it about two weeks ago, a woman behind me walked out at intermission. The scenes of warfare and the cruelty inflicted on the animals forced to war was too much for her. She had lost her dog the week before.

In London, there is a beautiful memorial to all the animals who accompanied their owners to war. It is titled “Because they had no choice.”


7 posted on 08/24/2011 2:53:24 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: builder; Joe 6-pack

I do, too. Thank you for sharing your sentiment.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 2:55:06 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, refudiate!)
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To: RobinMasters

Thanks very much for posting. Condolences to John Tumilson’s family and friends. America’s finest. Thank you, sir.

love


9 posted on 08/24/2011 3:00:19 PM PDT by PGalt
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10 posted on 08/24/2011 3:11:18 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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We need to pay them back for what happened..take the gloves off and knock em out. This is not being fought right!!!!!!
11 posted on 08/24/2011 3:21:23 PM PDT by GregB (I am moving to Palinland!!!)
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We need to pay them back for what happened..take the gloves off and knock em out. This is not being fought right!!!!!!
12 posted on 08/24/2011 3:21:23 PM PDT by GregB (I am moving to Palinland!!!)
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To: builder
We need to pay them back for what happened..take the gloves off and knock em out. This is not being fought right!!!!!!
13 posted on 08/24/2011 3:21:24 PM PDT by GregB (I am moving to Palinland!!!)
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To: McGavin999
Dogs know more than we do. And, as my late grandmother-in-law always said, dogs are better people than most people.

(With deference to the deceased young man from Iowa, of course.)

14 posted on 08/24/2011 3:21:58 PM PDT by OKSooner (When someone tells you who they are, believe them.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I don’t know what they were showing you in that production, but I’ll take the word of my friend who was a dog handler in the Air Force during the Cold War. The love and protect the dogs. The troops in Iraq often adopt dogs, and when they can, they bring them home. Most military people love animals.

Deborah Leigh
former Sgt
US Army


15 posted on 08/24/2011 3:25:35 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: RobinMasters

Home viewing bookmark.


16 posted on 08/24/2011 3:25:56 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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Thank you for that poster! Heartrending.

It has been stated that eight million horses died in WWI.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 3:37:08 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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Next week there is a funeral at Arlington for 7 of the Navy Seals. I am told they will be located together.
Can’t be there myself, but maybe something should be put together in VA to make sure there is a big turn out along the roads..


18 posted on 08/24/2011 3:39:22 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: oneamericanvoice
The play shows the horrors of World War I. It takes you from August 5th, 1914 through to Armistice Day. It is really about how the horse cavalry was stymied by the modern weapons of war, most terribly in the course of this production, the British tanks. It is told through the lives of two horses, Joey and Top Thorn. It won the Tony for best play. It originated out of the National Theatre of Great Britain. Spielberg will have the movie version out this Christmas.

If you check out Post 10, you'll see something of what I mean. It is said that 8,000,000 horses died in WWI. Don't know if this is true.

19 posted on 08/24/2011 3:45:04 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Oldexpat

This is some heartbreaking thread.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 3:46:36 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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