A military working dog and his handler from Fort Hood’s 89th Military Police Brigade were recently injured by a bomb in Afghanistan, and a photo of the dog wearing a Purple Heart Medal in a hospital in Germany has gone viral.

Spc. Andrew Brown, 22, and his military dog, Rocky, were searching a structure for explosive materials in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province on Dec. 3 when the bomb exploded, said Sgt. 1st Class Michael Garrett, the public affairs officer for the brigade.

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Hey, you both deserve the best, from us to you, hope to a full recovery, and Merry Christmas to all of our military, god speed, watch your six

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