Specialist Andrew Brown has reunited with his beloved military dog, Rocky, months after they were both injured in Afghanistan and received Purple Hearts.

Their reunion was caught on video Friday, three months after they were injured, separated and this photo of Rocky with his Purple Heart went viral.

The Story Behind This Injured Military Dog’s Purple Heart

Brown and Rocky had been partners for two years when they were searching a compound in Afghanistan in December and both were injured by shrapnel from an improvised explosive device (IED).

“When the explosion first happened, I was more worried about him than myself,” Brown said.

After the explosion, they were flown together to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where Brown and Rocky were awarded Purple Hearts. Brown said flying together helped them both stay calm.

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Image courtesy of 89th Military Police Brigade via Facebook