Sergeant Justin Bond reenlisted in the U.S. Army after 9/11. While assisting the Marines as a gunner during the battle of Fallujah, Bond was pinned down while his convoy took heavy fire. He took an AK-47 round right through the center of both knees on April 9, 2004. After many surgeries and trying limb salvage, Bond decided to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Due to his injuries, he was medically retired from the Army.
Bond is a strong advocate for veterans and operates his own non-profit. He has created several programs in preventing veteran suicide. He says that these programs have been 100% successful in saving lives and or preventing someone from reaching the point of taking their lives after going through the program.
Currently, Bond is working on creating Camp Freedom. This is a 400-acre piece of land that will house the Healing Safari and Veterans Community Response Corps. He is currently in the fundraising campaign phase for this. Bond is looking forward to being able to help many more veterans through these programs in the years to come.
Bond lives in Hanford, CA with his wife, Laurel, and their children.