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PICS OF THE DAY: Honoring Heroes, but Heart wrenching

August 26, 2011

August 25, 2011

‘Man’s Best Friend to the End’

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, Hawkeye refused to leave his master’s side  during the service.

Read the full story at homepost.kpbs.org

August 24, 2011

‘The Eagle Couldn’t Have Picked a Better Person’

Amateur photographer Frank Glick was on his way to work when he drove through  Fort Snelling National Cemetery early one morning. He spotted a bald eagle  through the mist, perched on a gravestone, and snapped shots with his aging but  ever-present camera.  Nice shot, he thought.

An acquaintance saw the photo and suggested that he see if the deceased  soldier had any living relatives who might want it. Indeed, Maurice Ruch’s widow  was alive and well and delighted to receive a copy of the eagle watching over  her beloved husband.

Read the full story at startribune.com

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