Skip to comments.Video: Fallen SEALís dog wonít leave his side during funeral
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 worlds greatest military. He died aboard the Chinook that was shot down by the Taliban over Wardak Province a few weeks ago. Hes 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 youre about to see will haunt you forever. Simply shattering.
The Des Moines Register has a worthy obituary, celebrating Tumilsons iron will power and lamenting the fact that he was just three years away from retirement. Rest in peace.
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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.
They say dogs don’t know.....but they do.
Thanks for posting. (should have had a kleenex alert)
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.”
I do, too. Thank you for sharing your sentiment.
Thanks very much for posting. Condolences to John Tumilson’s family and friends. America’s finest. Thank you, sir.
(With deference to the deceased young man from Iowa, of course.)
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.
Home viewing bookmark.
Thank you for that poster! Heartrending.
It has been stated that eight million horses died in WWI.
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..
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.
This is some heartbreaking thread.
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