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    More: Hero, Carlos Arredondo, Lance Corporal Alex Arredondo, Boylston Street, Jeff Bauman, trauma surgeon, Jamaica Plain, road racing, anti-war movement  
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2013-04-17 09:09:35 PM
5 votes:
Good for him. New York's only cowboy hat wearing guy just stands around in his underwear all day.
2013-04-17 09:13:36 PM
2 votes:
The cowboy hat is the source of his power. If one were to take it and consume it, you would then gain this power.
2013-04-17 10:39:13 PM
1 votes:
The guy has been through hell no doubt.  My son is an Army cadet in college right now.  Tremendously proud of him, but fearful for what he'll face once he's a real live officer.  I'd take a bullet for him.  I'd lose my farkin' mind if I lost him.  I'd gut-howl to the heavens if I lost him.Times that by 2?  Unimaginable. He stepped up and ran into danger rather than away from it. That is the textbook definition of hero. Also, the MA National Guardsmen who did the same - heroic efforts as well. I've gotten most of the same crisis, first responder and crisis managment training as those guys, but not the real world combat experience. Mine has been classroom.  I've asked myself how I would react.  I'd like to think heroically but I hope never to find out. These guys are outstanding.

I'm going to step into cynicism and  wonder how long before someone wonders if he has a green card or if he staged this for any reason.  Because he's been an anti-war activitist, surely they can find something to smear on him, right?

/He is a handsome guy - hispanic Christian Bale
2013-04-17 10:18:16 PM
1 votes:

yeegrek: Fun fact:  He was beaten up by a self-styled "patriot" group, Gathering of bEagles, for protesting the war:


www.beagles.net
2013-04-17 09:31:26 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: I dunno. That part of him literally waving around a blood-soaked US flag like it was already a religious relic was just disturbing. It's like they're already trying to whip up a cult-worship of this tragedy just like they did with everything from 9-11.


You who else liked to have ceremonies with the blood standard?
2013-04-17 08:52:21 PM
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ckccfa: In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.


 I'm glad the cropped version of that picture has gotten the circulation. The original's horrid gore obscures the intensity.
 
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