NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Jamaica Plain Post Office Named For Local Marine Killed In Iraq

View Comments
A post office in Jamaica Plain was named to honor Alexander Scott Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

A post office in Jamaica Plain was named to honor Alexander Scott Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,046 other followers