Days after Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen was killed in Afghanistan, volunteers have set up an education trust fund for her 4-year-old son.
Vorderbruggen, a Plymouth native and 1998 graduate of Wayzata High School, was one of six U.S. service members killed when a suicide bomber attacked her patrol outside Bagram Air Base on Dec. 21. She served with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations, an agency that conducts criminal investigations and provides counterintelligence services. Three other OSI agents also died in the attack.
Vorderbruggen, 36, is survived by her wife, Heather, and their son, Jacob. She is believed to be the first openly gay female service member to be killed in action, and her death came near the five-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- a policy she had lobbied against for years.
The education fund for Jacob, set up by the New York-based trust attorney, aims to raise $10,000 for his future education needs. Similar trust funds have been set up for the children of the other service members slain in the pre-Christmas attack.
For more information about the education trust fund, visit: https://www.youcaring.com/adrianna-vorderbruggen-494638