(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Army Pfc. Brett Bondurant’s grandfather was present for a ceremony honoring his grandson at Lawrenceburg High School Tuesday.
The term “hero” was used several times to describe Bondurant, a 2009 Lawrenceburg graduate, who lost both his legs in an improvised explosive device blast a week ago in Afghanistan.
The entire student body and staff attended, along with some members of the general public. Nearly everybody held or wore a yellow ribbon similar to those that have sprouted up around southeast Indiana.
ROTC students at Lawrenceburg, who plan to join the military after graduation, were recognized during the program along with current and former servicemen and women.
Bondurant, 20, returned to the United States Monday. He is currently being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where family members have gone to be reunited with him for the first time since the IED incident.