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Boston bombing survivor Jeff Bauman engaged, expecting child

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman acknowledges cheering fans before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park prior to a baseball between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies in Boston, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Photo: The Associated Press
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CARLISLE, Mass. (AP) - A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings, then helped authorities identify the suspects, is engaged and an expectant father.

In this April 15, 2013 file photo, an emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Photo: The Associated Press

Jeff Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, tell The Associated Press the baby is due July 14. They don't know if it's a boy or a girl, and they want it to be a surprise. They became engaged in February.

The 28-year-old Bauman and 27-year-old Hurley plan to marry in 2015.

An AP photo of a badly injured Bauman being rushed away in a wheelchair became one of the most memorable images of the April 15 bombings, which killed three people. Bauman became a hero after he provided a description of one of the suspected bombers.

Bauman's memoir on his experiences, called "Stronger," is out April 8.

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