Dog Honored With Purple Heart Never Leaves His Soldier’s Side


So many stories have been heard about the loyalty of dogs to their handlers and how committed they have always been in serving and working with them.

At Walter Reed Medical Center comes this heart touching update of how a military dog, Rocky and his handler, Andrew Brown (a Fort Hood Soldier) who recently found themselves in the same condition are recovering back to good health.

While inspecting a building in Afghanistan, the duo was affected when an IEC blast went off suddenly in the building. Both the Military Working dog and its handler sustained various degrees of injuries during the operation.

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

At the moment, Rocky and Brown are both sharing the same room at the hospital. The dog who is very happy to cuddle up with its handler in the same room has recently received a purple heart for his outstanding performance in the course of duty.

What an amazing dog who chooses to be with his handler both in war and in pain. This reveals the inexplicable bond that exists between dogs and men. Obviously, they cannot be separated. This would have been a nice time for the military dog, Rocky to take some time off and rest, but yet he chooses to be with SPC Brown, his handler and might be expecting to receive orders from him to embark on another mission. What a true display of dedication, love and affection.

A heartstring of animal lovers from all over the world have been pulled towards the two photos of the pair that were uploaded on facebook and have gone viral. Lots of heartfelt comments and emotions have also been coming in from many concerned users.

News making the rounds have revealed that both SPC Brown and Rocky are responding to treatment. Since after the IED blast, they have been admitted in the hospital, where medical treatment has adequately provided. Doctors have said that they will soon be discharged and be right on their way back home.

SPC Brown had already met with his waiting family early this morning who are so thankful for your concerns, prayers and thoughts. In the next coming weeks, Rocky is expected to return to Fort Hood in due course for action.

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

As we joyfully enjoy this holiday, let’s not forget to remember all our soldiers in our prayers who are deployed around the world. Share this!

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