Arredondo Family Mourns Death of Second Son
Dec 22, 2011 - IVAW is deeply saddened to learn about the death of Brian Arredondo, son of Carlos and Melida Arredondo. Brian chose to end his life on December 19th, the day the Iraq war ended. Veterans for Peace reports, "His older brother, Alex, who 'always wanted to be a Marine' was killed during his second combat tour, in Najaf, Iraq, on August 25, 2004, the day of his father's 44th birthday."
To contribute to a fund to defray expenses of Brian's funeral: Brian Arredondo Memorial Fund C/O Cooperative Bank 40 Belgrade Ave Roslindale, MA 02131 To send a card or letter to Melida and Carlos: 11 Seymour St Roslindale, MA 02131
Few understand more than military families that while the war may have officially ended, it isn't over for veterans and their loved ones. Our thoughts are with the Aredondo family during this very difficult time.