Rocky the Military Dog Gets Purple Heart Medal

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

 

Best Books About Military Dogs

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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!

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