In December 2015, U.S. Army Specialist Andrew Brown and his working dog Rocky were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack while on a search mission in Helmand Province.
"When the explosion first happened, I was more worried about him than myself," Brown told ABC News.
Spc. Brown was flown to Walter Reed Hospital in the United States while Rocky continued his treatment in Europe. Rocky left Germany on March 24, 2016 and arrived in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was reunited with his handler.
Brown wants to adopt Rocky if the working dog is medically retired. Until then, Brown told ABC his plan is "just spending time together, just like when we were in Afghanistan. He was with me the whole time."