(FOX NEWS INSIDER) - They were inseparable on the battlefields of Afghanistan, until tragedy struck.
Last December, specialist Andrew Brown and his military dog Rocky were caught in an IED explosion.
Since then, the two have been in careful recovery – and both were awarded Purple Hearts.
But the partners split up when Brown was flown back to the U.S. for treatment, and Rocky continued to recover in Europe.
It was the longest he and Rocky had been apart, Brown said.