Man's Best Friend Guards Navy SEAL One Last Time

Katie Pavlich

8/24/2011 7:50:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

As my colleague Elisabeth put it, this story is heart wrenching.

Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson had a very close friend in his life – his dog, Hawkeye. Tumilson, a former San Diego resident, was killed August 6 in the Chinook helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of 29 other American servicemembers.

Tumilson’s funeral was on Friday in Rockford, Iowa at Rockford Senior High. Hawkeye was one of the 1,500 souls who attended. As you can see by the gut-wrenching photo on the right, Hawkeye refused to leave his master’s side during the service.

You can see more photos here.