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Wounded bomb-sniffing Army dog named Rocky back in Texas

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A bomb-sniffing military dog named Rocky wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan has returned to Texas for evaluation on whether he’s fit for duty.

The Killeen Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1pUO18D) reports Rocky arrived Sunday for examination by veterinarians at Fort Hood.

The 5-year-old Belgian Malinois (MAL’-in-wah) and his handler, Spc. Andrew Brown, were injured during a December blast. They’re with the 89th Military Police Brigade.

Brown has been recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Rocky was taken to Ramstein Air Base in Germany and had surgery for leg and other wounds.

Rocky spent a few days with Brown before returning to Fort Hood with a new handler.

Brown would have first chance to adopt Rocky if experts decide the dog was too injured to return to duty.

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Information from: Killeen Daily Herald, http://www.kdhnews.com

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