Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Watch Live


Family of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson Speaks Out (Video)

Jon Tumilson and friend
Jon Tumilson and friend

Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson was one of 30 American servicemembers killed in Afghanistan August 6 when their helicopter was shot down by Afghan insurgents. Tumilson was also the owner of Hawkeye the dog, who captured hearts everywhere when a photograph of him lying next to his master's coffin went viral.

Today Jon's family in Iowa and Illinois spoke with television station WQAD-TV about their son and brother, and what he stood for. They also talked about the amazing bond between Jon and his "son" Hawkeye. The video is posted below.

Tumilson's family has also started a Facebook page in his memory, with the following message:


Here's the video interview with the Tumilson family: