Photo of Injured Military Dog With Purple Heart Goes Viral

A photo of Rocky, a military police dog who was injured in Afghanistan this month, has captured a lot of attention on social media. In the photo, Rocky is resting in a hospital in Germany with a Purple Heart medal displayed on his collar. The dog and his handler, Spc. Andrew Brown, were injured when a bomb exploded while they were searching a building for explosive materials. “The Army typically does not process awards for our working dogs the same way we do for our other soldiers,” Army spokesman Sgt. Michal Garrett told the Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald. “The Purple Heart in the photo was placed on Rocky as a sign of respect and solidarity between him and Brown during their recovery.” The photo was shared by Fort Hood’s 89th Military Police Brigade on Facebook, and went viral. Both Brown and Rocky, who suffered a broken leg, are expected to recover from their injuries. Brown has been transferred to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Rocky is expected to return to Fort Hood in the coming weeks. — Read it at Fox News

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


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