Dog Stays by Fallen Master's Side During Funeral

Slain troop's dog lies by casket during funeral service

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011  |  Updated 12:51 PM PDT
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Navy SEAL's Dog Mourns Master

Lisa Pembleton

This heartbreaking photo shows Tumilson’s dog Hawkeye lying by his casket.

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The dog of slain U.S. Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson refused to leave his side during his funeral on Friday.

This heartbreaking photo taken by Tumilson's cousin, Lisa Pembleton, shows the SEAL's dog Hawkeye lying by the casket.

Pembleton wrote on Facebook that Hawkeye was Tumilson’s loyal pet who wouldn't leave his master’s side during the funeral in Rockford, Iowa.

“I felt compelled to take one photo to share with family members that couldn't make it or couldn't see what I could from the aisle,” Pembleton wrote.

Tumilson lived in San Diego for eight years before becoming a member of SEAL Team 6. A memorial fund has been set up in his honor and donations can be sent to Frogman 238 Memorial Fund at:
First Security Bank and Trust
201 West Main Ave.
Rockford, IA 50468

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