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Diehard Seattle Seahawks fans and Vietnam veteran Bill VandenBush got a great surprise from his wife on their 10th wedding anniversary.

Bill, who lost an eye and his vocal chords while fighting in the Vietnam war, had brought up the idea to his wife of adding a Seahawks logo to his prosthetic eye.

“I had mentioned it to my wife,” VandenBush said, via Michael Fox of KIRO-TV. “She wasn’t a big Seahawks fan. I said it’d be cool to have Seahawks logo right there in my eye.”

I, as probably most do, find fake eyes pretty creepy, and this makes it even creepier if that’s possible.

But with that being said, good for him. It’s his fake eye and he can do whatever he wants with it.

Every six years, Bill gets fitted for a new eye. The Seahawks, as it were, won their first Super Bowl last season, right in time for his wife to set her husband’s idea into motion.

Erickson Laboratories in Seattle crafted the new logo eye, as well as a normal eye that he can interchange as the occasion fits.

“Every game I’ll have it in, or any gathering with Seahawks’ fans present,” VandenBush said.

VandenBush is also an author, penning “If Morning Never Comes,”  that tells the story of his near-death experience in Vietnam in 1969.

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