Dog Mourns at Fallen SEAL's Casket

August 25, 2011 Updated Aug 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM EDT

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Dog Mourns SEALs casket

Credit: Credit: Lisa Pembleton/ Facebook

Dog Mourns at Fallen SEAL's Casket

August 25, 2011 Updated Aug 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM EDT

(ABCNews.com) They say that a dog is a man's best friend, and for Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, 35, and his beloved and loyal dog Hawkeye, not even death could break this powerful bond.

At Tumilson's funeral in Rockford on Aug. 19, his beloved canine lay at the foot of the casket throughout the ceremony. Tumilson's cousin Lisa Pembleton took the heart-wrenching photo of the devoted dog, known to Tumilson's family and friends as his "son."

Tumilson, from Rockford, Iowa, was one of 22 Navy SEALS who died when their Chinook helicopter was shot down by Afghan insurgents, claiming the lives of 30 Americans earlier this month.

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