Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo, among many others, survived the Boston Marathon explosionson April 15 this year. Both the survivors threw out simultaneous first pitches before Tuesday's Red Sox game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park.
Bauman lost both his legs after the blasts. It has also been reported that when he woke up in the hospital after the terrible incident, he asked for a pen and wrote a note to the FBI that would lead to a quick identification of the two bombing suspects. The second survivor, Carlos Arredondo became ‘the hero in the cowboy hat’ when he rushed in the midst of mayhem to help the injured people (which also included Jeff Bauman).
According to the Boston Red Sox team, “It’s the first time since the April 15 attacks that they could be honored together.” Before the ceremony, former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez came over to greet the two heroes and sign autographs.
Cheers turned to screams and panic when two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line of Boston Marathon. Celebrations turned into grief and the festivity that involved hundreds of people including kids and elders turned into a mayhem scene. The horrific event to took three lives and left several injured is reported as the worst bombing on U.S. soil after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
You can watch herethe pictures from Boston Marathon explosions including the one in which Carlos Arredondo can be seen helping out Jeff Bauman.