Fallen SEAL’s Dog Stays by Casket

More than 50 Navy SEALs accompanied the family of a fallen brother on Aug. 19 in Rockford, Iowa, standing near the casket of Petty Officer Jon Tumilson to offer words of remembrance or prayer.

Joining those next to the flag-draped casket throughout the entire service never was "Hawkeye," the fallen SEALs devoted pet – his "son" in the eyes of the Tumilson family, according to a report on ABC News.

"I couldn't not take take a picture" of the touching scene, said Lisa Pembleton, Tumilson's cousin. "It took several attempts since every time I wasn't crying and could focus on taking it, there was a SEAL at the microphone and I didn't want to take a picture with them for security and respect reasons."


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