by Caroline Golon
Last week, the world watched as faithful chocolate lab, Hawkeye, refused to leave the casket of his owner, Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Jon T. Tumilson, during the hero’s funeral in Rockford, Iowa.
Tumilson was one of the more than 30 U.S. troops killed August 6 by Taliban insurgents.
When the video of the sad scene Tumilson’s cousin filmed went viral, many wondered what would become of the SEAL’s best friend, Hawkeye. But there was no need to worry. Another of Tumilson’s loyal friends, Scott Nichols, will provide Hawkeye his new forever home.
Hawkeye would often stay with Nichols while Tumilson was deployed, so the two are already friends and Hawkeye is going to a home he knows and loves.
Freekibble.com was so moved by the story that they're donating 5,000 meals of Halo Spot's Stew to Pets for Patriots in honor of Officer Jon T. Tumilson and his loyal companion Hawkeye.