Remembering a fallen soldier

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

    The Town of Miami Lakes co-named Northwest 143rd Street in honor of the late U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga

     The street is near Barbara Goleman Senior High School, from which Arrechaga, 28, was an alumnus. 

     Arrechaga grew up in Hialeah and lived in Clarksville, Tenn. He was a decorated soldier who was killed in action in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2011. 

     His widow Seana Arrechaga and their son Alston attended the July 9 ceremony.  Col. William Perez, USMC (Retired) of Miami Lakes and Mayor Manny Cid both spoke. They were joined by Councilwoman Marilyn Ruano and The Young Marines who presented the colors.