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Bostonians are Awesome: Why Carlos Arredondo Ran Into the Smoke

Rosalie Murphy

I got chills reading this -- Costa Rica native Carlos Arredondo was waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line to cheer on a team of National Guard members running for fallen soldiers. Arredondo lost his son in Iraq in 2004. He, like so many others whose stories are just beginning to spread, ran toward chaos carrying a camera and an American flag.

"You will always find people who are helping" in tragedy, said Mr. Rogers years ago. Our thoughts, prayers, and goodwill are with you, Boston.

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