0.7 min readBy Published On: March 3rd, 2014Categories: News6 Comments on Carlos Arredondo – the man in the cowboy hat

Grand Marshal for Peace Parade

Local hero Carlos Arredondo and his wife Melida were named co-Grand Marshals of the Peace Parade which follows the traditional St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 16th.  After losing his son Alex, a Marine, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, Arredondo has been a passionate peace activist.  The Peace Parade is organized by Veterans for Peace which Arredondo is a member. 

Arredondo was made famous after the Associated Press photos of him bravely pushing injured Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair from the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings.  Arredondo is recognizable for wearing his signature cowboy hat.

Grand Marshal for this year’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Brian Mahoney – Editor of the local newspaper South Boston Today – or as we like to call it South Boston 1974.




  1. Captain March 3, 2014 at 10:49 pm
    How many more buffoons are going to try to grab attention over the parade? Leave Southie alone.
    By the way, Marines should start with a capital “M”. Show some respect.
  2. Anonymous March 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    It’s too bad this guy is getting used by this group. Thier name has nothing to do with thier true agenda and it is too bad this guy is getting sucked into it.


  3. anonymous for fear of retaliation March 5, 2014 at 1:59 am

    “South Boston 1974”   Brilliant. Short, Sweet, The Truth!

  4. John March 5, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Perhaps this website should be called Cambridge 1969 or maybe ‘Happy Hour’: Buy one drink get 10 free.AA meetings optional.

  5. Lisa March 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm
    Actually, Carlos has been in the Veterans for Peace for years and has marched in the VFP parade.
  6. Anonymous March 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Wow–  South Boston 1974, huh..??  You stay classy now, you hear?

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