Military dog reunites with wounded soldier

They were inseparable on the battlefields of Afghanistan, until tragedy struck.

Last December, specialist Andrew Brown and his military dog Rocky were caught in an IED explosion.

One of our Military Working Dogs, Rocky, and his handler were injured this week during operations in Afghanistan. Rocky...

Posted by 89th Military Police Brigade on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Since then, the two have been in careful recovery – and both were awarded Purple Hearts.

The photo of Rocky lying in a hospital with the medal attached to his collar went viral last year.

SPC Brown and Rocky are both doing well after being treated for injuries they suffered from an IED blast earlier this...

Posted by 89th Military Police Brigade on Friday, December 11, 2015

But the partners split up when Brown was flown back to the U.S. for treatment, and Rocky continued to recover in Europe.

It was the longest he and Rocky had been apart, Brown said. Watch the reunion...

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