PFC Dawid Pietrek

PFC Dawid Pietrek

Birth
Poland
Death 14 Jun 2008 (aged 24)
Farah, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot section 60, grave 8270
Memorial ID 27618274 · View Source
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Private First Class Dawid Pietrek, of Bensenville, Illinois. Trained as a medical caregiver, he came to the United States on a green card when he was 21 to work for a family care agency out of Chicago. In July 2005, he moved in with Bill and Joanne Rohn and their three children in Elmhurst, Illinois. Dawid took care of Joanne's elderly father until he died in February 2006. In June of 2007, he joined the United States Marine Corps and took basic training in California. Deployed only a few months earlier, he was killed along with three other Marines while supporting combat operations in Farah Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Twentynine Palms, California. Dawid was in the process of obtaining his citizenship in America and was given the great honor of being buried at our nation's most hallowed grounds, Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, a sister, his fiancee, and many other relatives who live in Police Poland. Dawid was granted posthumous United States Citizenship at his funeral services July 1, 2008.


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 17 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27618274
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Dawid Pietrek (23 Jan 1984–14 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27618274, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .