BOSTON (AP) — A post office in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston has been named for a local Marine who was killed in Iraq.

The Jamaica Plain Post Office was named for Lance Cpl. Alexander Scott Arredondo on Sunday. President Barack Obama signed a law in January designating the post office. The legislation was backed by Massachusetts’ congressional delegation.

Arredondo died in combat in Najaf, Iraq, on Aug. 25, 2004, during his second tour of duty. He was shot by a sniper as he was checking on fellow soldiers.

Arredondo had just turned 20.

He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Ed Roche says:

    Those of us who live in Jamaica Plain are honored.

    1. Maureen Tuohy-Bedford says:

      What a wonderful thing for this community to do for this young man and his family. Continued prayers…Maureen Tuohy-Bedford/West Yarmouth/Marine Mom.

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