One of the men, Rick Martin, told the Tennessean newspaper that "it would be a pleasure to meet the president."
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"To pass in such a peaceful way with his little dog next to him, that's more than any son could ask," Martin said, his voice quivering with emotion. "It's comforting to know that he's up there with the best seat. I love you, dad."
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