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Alexander Scott Arredondo
Birth: Aug. 5, 1984
Death: Aug. 25, 2004, Iraq

Lance Cpl. Alexander Scott Arredondo died as the result of enemy action in An Najaf, Iraq, at the age of 20. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Bendleton, CA.
He was the son of Victoria Foley of Maine and Carlos Arredondo and his wife Melida Arredondo of Florida. Brother of Brian Arredondo and Nathaniel Foley of Maine. Grandson of John C. Foley (former U.S. Marine) and the late Nancy R. Foley of Jamaica Plain and Luz Marina Redondo and the late Carlos Luis Quios of Costa Rica. Late graduate of Blue Hills Regional Technical HS in 2002. He entered the US marine Corps and participated in Operation Iraqui Freedom, serving two tours of duty.
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Carlos Arredondo, devastated by the death of his son, lashed out by setting fire to the government van that brought U.S. Marines to deliver the news, severely burning himself in the process.
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E-mail sent to me by Kathy London Barnes, Find A Grave contributor. THANK YOU KATHY for this information.

I see that on Alex's memorial you mentioned that in his father's grief that he burned the US government van that carried the Marines who delivered the news of his son's death.

Carlos Arredondo is being credited with saving the life of Jeff Bauman, Jr. a man whose legs were blown off by the Boston Marathon bombers. That would be a nice thing to add and show the world that he is dealing with his grief. Carlos was at the race handing out American flags in honor of his son who died in Iraq.
Added by Kathy Londo Barnes on Apr 19, 2013 6:11 PM
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Burial:
Rural Cemetery
Walpole
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Serenity
Record added: Sep 07, 2004
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