Dog Mourns Loss of Navy SEALPublished August 25, 2011
The loyalty our pets have to us knows no bounds, and there was further proof of that earlier this week in what can only be described as a heart-wrenching story.
Jon Tumilson, a Navy SEAL, gave his life in Afghanistan on Aug. 6 with several other SEALs. And when it came time to memorialize him, his human family and friends were not the only ones mourning; Tumilson's dog, a Labrador Retriever named Hawkeye, was front and center at Tumilson's service.
When a friend of Tumilson's went to take the podium to remember his lost pal, Hawkeye followed and went straight to the casket at the front of the gymnasium where the service was held, laying down with a heavy sigh and refusing to leave the side of his owner.
The dog remained dutiful to his owner, even though his owner had passed.
For those who knew him, the loss of Tumilson has been described as "immeasurable." The heart-wrenching actions of his loyal Lab Hawkeye only show that the loss of life, similar to the loyalty our pets have for us, is not at all quantifiable or measurable.
As for Hawkeye, while he'll never forget his former owner, he'll attempt to move on with a new owner, Tumilson's friend Scott Nichols, whom Hawkeye followed up to the front of the gymnasium.
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