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Man Burns Marine Van After Learning of His Son’s Death in Iraq

HeadlineAug 26, 2004

The father of U.S. marine set fire to the government van that three Marines drove to his house in Hollywood, Florida to inform him of that his 20-year-old son had died in Iraq. The man, Carlos Arredondo, suffered second degree burns over half of his body and is now in the hospital. No one else was injured. Alexander’s step mother Melida said QUOTE “My husband knew that his firstborn son had been killed, and my husband did not take the news well.” His son, Alexander Arredondo was killed in combat in Najaf. Nearly 1,000 U.S. soldiers have now died in Iraq.

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