Boston Local Is Marathon Hero
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13
Boston local and anti-war activist Carlos Arredondo became a hero after helping rescue and care for many of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. His quick and selfless act of helping apply a tourniquet to a victims injured leg is among many brave things he did that day, probably saving many from death.
He was there as a spectator in support of a runner who was doing the race in memory of his son, a Marine who died in Iraq in 2004. Carlos had already been well known in his community because of this. He had the name of the Jamaican Plain Post Office changed to honor his son and continually drives around in a van decorated in anti-war slogans.
God bless this brave man who has given so much, and lost so much more! We pray for him and for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.