Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ripped from the Headlines

Here's a touching story out of the news that had to be passed along to my blog buddies...

Dog Mourns At Navy SEAL's Funeral

Dog Displays Loyalty To The End

POSTED: Thursday, August 25, 2011
UPDATED: 5:36 pm EDT August 25, 2011

A touching moment was seen at a funeral for a Navy SEAL killed in action.
Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, 35, was killed was one of 30 American troops, including 22 Navy SEALs, who were killed when a Taliban insurgent shot down a Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 6.
During his funeral in his hometown of Rockford, Iowa, family members brought his Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, to the service.
Hawkeye walked up to the casket at the beginning of the service and lay there until the end.
The photo of Hawkeye was snapped by Tumilson’s cousin, Lisa Pembleton, and posted on her Facebook page.
“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 on her Facebook page.
As for Hawkeye, the loyal Labrador will now be owned by Nichols, Tumilson’s friend.

Something that only a funeral guy would know about this photo though is that the casket is not centered on the church truck. Unknowingly, this upsets people even more. They will be agitated and not even know why. Sloppy director.

1 comment:

AJ-OAKS said...

I saw this pic on the Internet and it brought tears to my eyes. Loyalty and love, pure and simple.