The People in Front of the Lens: Carlos Arredondo

September 25, 2013

By As told to Meghan Ahearn

© Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Carlos Arredondo became known as "the hero in the cowboy hat" after Charles Krupa of AP photographed him helping Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman.

On April 15, 2013, two bombs detonated near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. What emerged in the coming days was not only a manhunt for the suspects, but an outpouring of support for those spectators and runners who risked their lives to help the injured. One of those people was Carlos Arredondo, who became known as “the hero...

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