Bridge to be renamed for late sons of marathon bombing hero

FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, Carlos Arredondo, a 2013 Boston Marathon bombing first-responder, cheers runners in the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston.  Gov. Charlie Baker will join Carlos Arredondo and his wife, Victoria Foley, at the Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 renaming of the Jamaica Way Bridge for their sons, Alexander and Brian Arredondo.  Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq in 2004; Brian killed himself in 2011. Their deaths prompted Carlos Arredondo to become an anti-war activist and suicide prevention advocate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
In this April 18, 2016 file photo, Carlos Arredondo, a 2013 Boston Marathon bombing first-responder, cheers runners in the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston. –Elise Amendola / AP

BOSTON (AP) — A small bridge in Boston is being renamed in honor of the late sons of one of the citizen heroes that emerged from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker will join Carlos Arredondo and his wife, Victoria Foley, at the Thursday renaming of the Jamaica Way Bridge for their sons, Alexander and Brian Arredondo. Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq in 2004; Brian killed himself in 2011.

Their deaths prompted Carlos Arredondo to become an anti-war activist and suicide prevention advocate.

Arredondo was also among those who helped victims of the marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds more.

Arredondo notably helped Jeff Bauman, a survivor who is now the subject of “Stronger,” a new movie out this month starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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