Jon was a Member of the elite fighting group known as the Navy Seals. Jon served in numerous deployments with the Navy Seals and earned two Bronze Stars for his heroic achievement in a combat. It was always a dream of Jon’s to serve his country. When he was 15 years old he wrote a school paper detailing his plans to spend a 20 year military career serving as a Navy Seal. Sadly, this dream was cut short on August 6th, 2011 when the CH-47 Chinook Helicopter he was riding in was shot down in Wardak province, Afghanistan, killing all those on board. He was returned home and laid to rest in Rockford, IA with full military honors.
Thank you for your service to our country and for your sacrifice Chief Petty Officer Tumilson. May God bless you and may you rest in peace.