Due to the relatively small number of SEALs on the planet, the enormous loss on August 6th (30 Service members KIA; 22 of them SEALs) was, as a SEAL friend says, "like the SEAL community losing an aircraft carrier."
Below is one soldier's funeral and his loyal dog bidding him farewell.
Rest in Peace, Brave Warrior.
Petty Officer Jon Tumilson and Hawkeye
via Animal Planet:
Navy SEAL U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jon T. Tumilson was among the 30 American troops killed August 6 when Taliban insurgents downed their Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade. At his funeral in Iowa, his dog Hawkeye paid his last respects, walking up to the casket, lying down in front of it, and heaving a sigh.If you wish to support our Nation's Best, please consider a gift to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
From their website:
To help the families of the fallen Navy SEALs, please consider:
◦Texting “SEAL” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Navy SEAL Foundation
◦Donate over the phone by calling 757-763-5501
◦Making an online gift
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◦Mail a check to: Navy SEAL Foundation 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459