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5:03 PM, Aug 26, 2011 • By THERESA CIVANTOS
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When Jon Tumilson, a Navy SEAL, died in Afghanistan earlier this month, his dog Hawkeye refused to leave his side. The black Labrador Retriever lay beside the coffin during the August 19th military funeral in Tumilson’s hometown of Rockford, Iowa, waiting faithfully for the man he had long served. Lisa Pembleton, Tumilson’s cousin, snapped this photo:

Tumilson was one of 30 American troops who died in a Chinook helicopter downed by a rocket propelled grenade earlier this month. 

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