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Injured Indiana soldier welcomed home

LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) -

Thousands of people turned out in Lawrenceburg Monday to show their support for 21-year-old Greendale native and Lawrenceburg High School grad, PFC. Brett Bondurant.

Bondurant's legs were partially amputated in September when an IED exploded while he was on patrol in Afghanistan.

Since then, Bondurant has not only made a remarkable recovery and nearly mastered his prosthetic legs but has also gotten married.

Bondurant said he didn't have to look far to find the support to get him through each day. 

"Back here, all the yellow ribbons. All my friends, family, my new family now with my wife," he said. "I was pretty active my entire life and I wasn't about to sit on a chair any longer than I had to, so. That was my motivation."

The Lawrenceburg High School gym was packed with students and well-wishers. A parade followed though the streets of town and ended the American Legion Post on Front and Second Streets for a meet-and-greet. 

"He's great. We need more young people like him. He's a hero. And he's just a super young man," said parade goer Fern Vandolst.

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