LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - The Lawrenceburg community rallied together Monday night to raise money and spirits for a Tri-State soldier who lost both his legs in combat.
The Skyline Chili on US-50 in Lawrenceburg hosted a welcome home celebration for Pfc. Brett Bondurant, 23, and his wife, London.
Skyline Chili donated part of the proceeds from sales Monday to help the Bondurants raise money so the couple can move back to Lawrenceburg. They hope to begin a new life back in their hometown.
"It's pretty special it's been like this every time. I never had a doubt the community would stay strong like this and they sure proved me right," said Bondurant.
Bondurant lost both his legs in Afghanistan when an IED exploded on Sept. 28, 2011. Since then he has worked hard to recover from the injuries at a rehabilitation center in Texas and now walks with prosthetic legs.
"Getting him a house he can live in that's comfortable is the big thing, so having him and London home to have the baby is awesome," said his mother, Janell Bondurant.
The Bondurants are hoping to build a new home where they can start a family, since the couple is expecting their first child in August.
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