Jeff Bauman: 'It's going to be my first time inside the White House'

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January 28, 2014, 11:20 am
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(NECN: Leslie Gaydos, Boston) - Some special guests from New England will join President Barack Obama and the First Lady for the State of the Union address.

Boston Marathon bombing survivors and heroes Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman will be in attendance.

A photograph of Arredondo, 53, and Bauman, 27, has become one of the iconic images from the April 2013 bombing. The photo captured Arredondo rushing a badly injured Bauman away from the scene of the attack.


Bauman lost both legs in the attack. He also played a crucial role in identifying the bombers while he was recovering in the hospital.

The two men have become close friends.

NECN reporter Leslie Gaydos caught up with Bauman at Boston's Logan International Airport before he boarded his flight for Washington.

"I think it's an honor that I got invited to do this," said Bauman.

"It's going to be my first time inside the White House."

Tags: State of the Union, SOTU, Boston Marathon, Carlos Arredondo, Boston bombings, Jeff Bauman
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