Sergeant Justin Bond of Hanford is Veteran of the Year
Assemblyman David G. Valadao honored retired Army Sergeant Justin Bond as the 2012 Veteran of the Year for the 30th Assembly District during a special lunch Wednesday at the California State Capitol.
Sgt. Bond had suffered a severe injury during an ambush in Iraq, eventually leading to his left leg being amputated above his knee. He was honored for his service in the United States Army and for his work as the CEO/Founder of the non-profit organization, Our Heroes’ Dreams.
Recently Sgt. Bond completed a 2,956 mile cross country journey on a Segway, bringing awareness to improve the lives of Veterans and their families.
“I am proud to be here today recognizing Sgt. Justin Bond as the Veteran of the Year for bravely serving our country and his charitable work through Our Heroes’ Dreams.” Valadao said, “His selflessness and commitment to returning veterans is inspirational.”
Sgt. Bond is from Hanford. He has received many awards including the Purple Heart and the state Rotary Veteran of the Year.
Assemblyman Valadao represents Central California’s 30th Assembly District. The 30th Assembly District includes all of Kings County and parts of Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties.