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ROCKFORD, Iowa — A fallen Navy SEAL’s Labrador retriever proved his loyalty this week when he walked up to his master’s casket and lay down, refusing to leave his side.

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.

During his funeral in his hometown of Rockford, Iowa this week, Tumilson’s dog, ‘Hawkeye,’ walked up to the casket, heaved a sigh and dropped down as about 1,500 mourners looked on.



A photograph of the emotional moment was captured by Tumilson’s cousin, Lisa Pembleton, and posted on a memorial Facebook page.



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    I agree, sooo much better!
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    Loyal dog is loyal.
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    this is so freaking sad.
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    breaks my heart
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    This literally broke my heart.
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