Thursday, August 25, 2011

Until the end...

Photo by Lisa Pembelton

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.
Courtesy of Scott Stump

3 comments:

kks said...

Heartbreaking and lovely all at once.....such loyalty...
xoxo

April said...

Oh my God Sue. A little warning next time. I'm bawling. At work. And you know how much I value my eye makeup.

Shelly Carter said...

That picture Touched my heart I had to give Bo and Lusk a extra Love to make sure they know how much I love them.