Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson lay in
a coffin, draped in an
American flag, in front of a
tearful audience mourning his
death in Afghanistan. Soon an
old friend appeared, and like a
fellow soldier on a battlefield,
his loyal dog refused to leave
him behind.
Tumilson’s Labrador retriever,
Hawkeye, was photographed
lying by Tumilson’s casket in a
heart-wrenching image taken
at the funeral service in
Tumilson’s hometown of
Rockford, Iowa, earlier this
week. Hawkeye walked up to
the casket at the beginning of
the service and then dropped
down with a heaving sigh as
about 1,500 mourners
witnessed a dog
accompanying his master until
the end,
Friends to the End