Elmhurst Marine buried in D.C.

July 1, 2008 3:57:13 PM PDT
A Marine who lived in west suburban Elmhurst has been buried in the nation's capital.U.S. Marine Dawid Pietrek was buried Tuesday with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

The 24-year-old was killed during combat in Afghanistan. Pietrek was from Poland and came to America on a green card he won in a lottery.

Before entering the military, he worked for Polish Home Care in Chicago and lived with several different families in Elmhurst.