Brett Bondurant (left) with his little brother,
Jordan, during Brett's days on the Lawrence-
burg High School baseball team.
Update posted at 2:43 p.m.:
The public is invited to an assembly to honor Pfc. Brett Bondurant.
The gathering will take place at Lawrenceburg High School's gym at 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4.
Original story posted at 6:50 a.m.:
(Greendale, Ind.) - A donation fund has been set up for a Greendale native hurt in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Pfc. Brett Bondurant lost both legs when he was involved in an IED explosion on Wednesday. The blast killed at least one other soldier in Bondurant’s unit.
The communities in Greendale and Lawrenceburg have been making their support for Brett’s recovery known. Many people were wearing yellow ribbons while others post yellow ribbons on their homes or businesses.
Friends and family have set up the “Brett Bondurant Recovery Fund” at Community Spirit Credit Union, 160 Industrial Drive, Lawrenceburg. You can stop by the credit union during regular hours to make a donation.
Operation Thank You, a local group organized by family friends Tim and Sue Nobbe which sends care packages to troops overseas, is also gathering “get well” and “thinking of you” cards for Bondurant.
The cards can be mailed to:
C/O Operation Thank You Indiana
P.O. Box 93
Guilford, Indiana 47022
Bondurant arrived at a military hospital in Germany overnight Friday. His family expects him to eventually be transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Bondurant was a 2009 Lawrenceburg High School graduate who played football, baseball, and basketball. In his honor, the Tigers varsity football team will wear yellow shoe laces during their game against East Central tonight.