Columbus to honor fallen soldier

The city of Columbus, particularly residents an the city’s east side, were looking for ways to honor the late Sgt. Jonathan Hunter, who was killed last year while on patrol in Afghanistan. City Councilman Dascal Bunch says that the city’s brick sale and engraving program for the State Street revitalization efforts provided an excellent opportunity to do just that.

As for what the space will look like…

In addition, Bunch says that you can purchase a personalized brick to specifically be placed in that green-space.

If you would like to purchase an engraved brick, Bunch says that you can contact him or the Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County. You can reach the Heritage Fund by calling (812) 376-7772 or by going online to

Bunch says the hope is that the space can be dedicated in mid-May, but it will depend on construction. He adds that if the dedication doesn’t happen by then, the next opportunity will be in the middle of June. That is due other commitments facing Hunter’s family.