LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - A 2009 Lawrenceburg high school graduate is in critical condition in Afghanistan.
A relative says, Brett Bondurant was on a mission Tuesday in the village of Mushan, near Kandahar, when someone triggered a mine.
The family says four soldiers were wounded and one was killed.
Bondurant lost both legs in the attack.
"We found out he is alive, and I'm thankful he's alive," said his mother, Janelle Bondurant Krabbe.
Doctors are trying to stabilize him to be transferred to a military hospital in Germany. His family hopes to have him back in the United States early next week.
The 20-year-old is the fifth generation of his family to serve in the military. His grandpa says he always talked about following in his footsteps.
"He was looking forward to getting into the service. He really wanted to be in the service, he wanted to serve his country," said Jerry Bondurant, Brett's Grandfather.
Bondurant is set to be married in January. His fiancee says his injuries won't change their plans.
"I just want him to know that it doesn't change anything, because I think it's probably going to be something he worries about, but he doesn't need to worry about it," said Bondurant's fiancee London Grimes.
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