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A Happy Ending for Hawkeye


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After a picture of a loyal dog laying at the side of his deceased master went viral this week, many were left questioning the fate of Hawkeye. Including us.

That’s why we’re relieved to hear that he already has a home. A friend of Petty Officer Jon Tumilson has revealed that Hawkeye was willed to another close friend of the fallen Navy SEAL killed in the crash of a U.S. Chinook helicopter earlier this month.

Nikki Virgilio shared the news on Facebook.”I can happily report to you that Hawkeye was willed to one of J.T.’s good friends, the same one that took care of him whenever J.T. was deployed overseas,” she said.

According to the Des Moines Register, this close friend is said to be Scott Nichols, who spoke about Tumilson’s dedication and bravery at the funeral.”J.T. was going to be a Navy SEAL come hell or high water,” Nichols said. “He wasn’t afraid of dying.”


If you’re one of the few who have not heard of the incident previously, see this report from KIMT.