Just a few months ago, Specialist Andrew Brown and his military service dog Rocky were injured by an IED in Afghanistan.
While Brown was able to return to the states for rehab, Rocky remained in Germany for several surgeries, according to ABC News.
“When the explosion first happened, I was more worried about him than myself,” Brown said.
This past week, Rocky made the long journey home and finally reunited with his partner.
Brown said being away from Rocky was very hard and considers him a member of his family.
“I’ve known him longer than both of my sons have been alive,” he said. “I think we make a pretty good team — you know, you’ve got to have 100 percent trust in your dog.”
Brown said that he will adopt Rocky if he is medically retired, but added that Rocky’s a very hard worker, so he doesn’t expect his career to be done anytime soon.