Jon Tumilson, a Navy SEAL killed on duty in Afghanistan, left behind a loyal dog named Hawkeye, who recently captured the hearts of many as we saw images of the dog not leaving his master’s side during Tumilson’s funeral service. According to ABC news:
Slain Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson’s longtime friend Scott Nichols and his family are Hawkeye’s new owners, confirms Carol Darby, a public affairs officer from Fort Bragg supporting the Tumilson family.
“Scott is Hawkeye’s new owner and that is according to Jon’s wishes,” Darby told ABCNews.com. “He’s very happy. He’s with a family that he has known for a long time and that has loved him for a long time.”
It is reported that Hawkeye might be making an appearance with the University of Iowa’s football team in November, when they honor fallen troops. Tumilson was an Iowa native.