Carlos Arredondo's Hat


Carlos Arredondo/The Boston Marathon Bombing




It grants the wearer the same courage and strength Carols had during the event, and the will to help those who are hurt.




Wearing the hat.

Collected by

Mr. Stall & Pete Lattimer







Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

Alexander Brian Arredondo (born Carlos Luis de Los Ángeles Arredondo Piedra August 25, 1960) is a Costa Rican-American peace activist and an American Red Cross volunteer. He became an anti war activist after his 20-year-old eldest son Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo died in action during Iraq War in 2004.

Boston Marathon bombings[edit | edit source]

On April 15, 2013 Arredondo attended the 2013 Boston Marathon. At around 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 UTC), two bombs were detonated during the race in Copley Square, just before the finish line. Arredondo immediately sprinted into action and he can be seen in a series of photos and videos of the aftermath pulling debris and fencing away from the bloody victims, clearing the way for emergency personnel to tend to their wounds. He saw Jeff Bauman, missing both of his legs and losing blood rapidly, he knew Jeff needed help the most. Arredondo lifted Bauman and put him into a wheelchair, and when the fabric used as a tourniquet kept getting caught in its wheels he held it (this was initially mistaken for Arredondo pinching Bauman’s femoral artery shut).

In a now iconic photograph Carlos Arredondo with his cowboy hat is helping rush Jeff Bauman, to an ambulance. He remains in touch with the victims of the bombings, including Jeff Bauman. Arredondo was a spectator of the race, there to support and he cheer on members of the National Guard and a suicide prevention group that were running in honor of his two deceased sons.

Today[edit | edit source]

When the bombing took place the Agents believed that there was a good chance that an artifact would appear, so Mr. Stall and Pete decided to go and check it out just in-case. They were able to check the site but when they didn't find anything they decided to check the hosptial. There they passed Carlos and Mr. Stall got a feeling when he walked by the man. After talking to the man for awhile Carlos's hat fell and when Mr. Stall picked it up, he realized that the hat was the artifact he sensed. He quickly went back to the Warehouse (via his key) and had Artie make a copy of Carlos's hat. When he went back he swapped the hats easily with the help of Pete. The hat is now in the Warehouse where it happily hangs off of a hook.

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