A few days later came some good news. Both were on the mend.
“SPC Brown and Rocky are both doing well after being treated for injuries they suffered from an IED blast earlier this week while searching a structure in support of ongoing operations in Afghanistan,” the military brigade wrote. “They are both very thankful for your thoughts and prayers and are in the process of heading back home.”
Spc. Brown is now back in the United States. He was greeted at Walter Reed Army Medical Center by his family.
Rocky stayed behind in Germany to continue his recovery. He has received excellent care and is doing well.