Military working dog awarded Purple Heart recovering after IED blast in Afghanistan

"One of our Military Working Dogs, Rocky, and his handler were injured this week during operations in Afghanistan," the 89th Military Police Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas posted on Facebook. "Rocky and his handler are staying in the same room right now as they are receiving treatment for their injuries. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they recover during the holiday season."

A few days later came some good news. Both were on the mend.

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.