Tampa parents head to Italy for a memorial after death of their soldier son, who attended Plant High

Mar 17, 2019 840

Peter Sebastian Cimino was a young man from Tampa who loved fishing, God and serving in the U.S. Army. Sunday, March 3, his mother and father received a visit no parent ever wants. The soldiers came to say that Cimino, 19, a private with the 173d Airborne Brigade Combat team, stationed at Caserma Ederle, in Vicenza, Italy, was found dead on base.

“It was like in the movies,” said his mother, Gayle Cimino. His death, she said, is under investigation. Cimino was the third soldier to die at the Caserma Ederle base since June, according to the Army Times. “We are heartbroken,” Gayle Cimino said by phone from Tampa International Airport, where she and her husband were awaiting a flight to Italy to attend a memorial service.

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SOURCE: https://www.tampabay.com

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