Photo of Recovering Military Dog Goes Viral

Spc. Andrew Brown and his military working dog, Rocky, are recovering after they were injured by an IED in Afghanistan. 89th Military Police Brigade/Facebook

A Fort Hood soldier and his military working dog are recovering after they were injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Photos of the two in recovery have been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.

Spc. Andrew Brown and Rocky were injured earlier this week, according to the 89th Military Police Brigade.

One photo of Rocky showed a Purple Heart medal pinned to his collar while he recovers, and Brown is now with his family at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

An updated post Friday said, "They are both very thankful for your thoughts and prayers and are in the process of heading back home."

Read more on the soldiers' stories at the 89th Military Police Brigade Facebook page.