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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Marine killed in motorcycle accident

Father grieves loss of Marine son allegedly killed by drunken driver in Texas
March 12, 2013
The News Herald
By Jackie Harrison-Martin

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS — When representatives of the U.S. Marine Corps knocked on Don Di Pietro’s door in Wyandotte early Sunday morning, he relived a nightmare.

The first time that happened, he was told his brother, Robert, a 24-year-old Army specialist, had been killed in Vietnam.

This time, he was told that his son, who had been rising through the ranks as a Marine stationed in Texas had been killed.

Donald Di Pietro, 24, a 2002 Lincoln Park High School graduate, died at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving crashed with a pickup truck.
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