Hawkeye, a fallen Navy SEAL’s Labrador retriever didn’t want to leave his master’s side. Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio said on the news, “Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, 35, a San Diego resident, was among 30 American troops and 22 fellow SEALs killed when a Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on August 6.” Jon’s faithful dog lay by his casket during the funeral this week. A friend of Jon’s will care for Hawkeye.
In Love You More Than You Know, Mary is the author of the story “My Heart and Hank”. Mary tells how she took care of her deployed soldier’s dog, Hank. ” The last time my son was on leave, Hank ran up to him and licked him frantically and never left his side. It was obvious there was a bond between them that would never change. No orders, deployments, distance, or even the enemy can ever change the fact that Hank sits and waits until his master comes home.”
Rest in peace Jon. You are home. Our hearts are broken over losing you and 30 American troops. We faithfully pray for the safety of all our troops.