Rocky the Military Dog Gets Purple Heart Medal

Purple heart1

A military dog and his handler on duty in Afghanistan were both injured in an IED blast, but are now recovering together at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Purple heart4

Rocky and his handler, Andrew Brown, were deployed out of Fort Hood with the 89th Military Police Brigade. They were injured in the explosion while participating in a search operation of a building.

Purple heart2

A photo of Rocky wearing his Purple Heart at the hospital has gone viral, and other pictures show him enjoying some cuddle time with Brown.

Purple heart3

Thank you Rocky and Andrew for your service…we wish you both a speedy recovery!


Best Books About Military Dogs


Image from Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca, by Maria Goodavage (Dutton/Penguin)

As we salute our military heroes this Veterans Day, FACE would like to recognize the amazing contributions military dogs have made over the years.  Here are just a few interesting and inspiring reads about military service dogs, in honor of Veterans Day:

The Dog Who Could Fly:  The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side

Sergeant Rex:  The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog

Top Dog:  The Story of Marine Hero Lucca

The Dogs of War:  The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs

Always Faithful:  A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII

A Soldier’s Best Friend:  Scout Dogs and Their Handlers in the Vietnam War

Thank you to our veterans, both human and canine!

Military Pets