On December 19, the day chosen by the Obama administration as the official end of the Iraq War, Brian Arredondo took his own life. 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.
Alex and Brian’s parents, Carlos and Melida Arredondo, have been longtime active members of Gold Star Families Speak Out.
To contribute to a fund to defray expenses of Brian’s funeral:
Brian Arredondo Memorial Fund
C/O Cooperative Bank
40 Belgrade Ave
To send a card or letter to Melida and Carlos:
11 Seymour St
Roslindale MA 02131