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Photo of Recovering Military Dog Goes Viral

Photo of dog wearing Purple Heart spreads on social media



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    Spc. Andrew Brown and his military working dog, Rocky, are recovering after they were injured by an IED in Afghanistan.

    A Fort Hood soldier and his military working dog are recovering after they were injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

    Photos of the two in recovery have been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.

    Spc. Andrew Brown and Rocky were injured earlier this week, according to the 89th Military Police Brigade.

    One photo of Rocky showed a Purple Heart medal pinned to his collar while he recovers, and Brown is now with his family at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

    An updated post Friday said, "They are both very thankful for your thoughts and prayers and are in the process of heading back home."

    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

    Read more on the soldiers' stories at the 89th Military Police Brigade Facebook page.