Former French Marine Gets Musical Tribute for Helping Paris Attack Victims

Eric Doninichetti is a former French marine who was having a drink with his girlfriend, Miriam Palos at the La Belle Equipe on the Friday night when terrorists struck.

As people were being fatally shot, Doninichetti, 55, shoved his girlfriend to the floor and pulled her to find cover behind the bar. After that, he still rushed to help the wounded and dying until emergency services arrived.

His girlfriend, 47, also survived. On Tuesday, he returned to the scene where he received a heartfelt musical tribute from one of his friends--a half-French, half-Scottish bagpiper.

The 62-year-old musician, name Lucky Piper, brought tears to the eyes of those in attendance with his rendition of Amazing Grace. Mr. Doninichetti said, "We are very moved. It was so traumatic. Thank you."

One neighbor opened the window of his third-floor apartment and shouted, "Thank you, thank you." Lunettes Rutherford, 36, a Briton who now lives in Paris, said, "I have Scottish heritage as well. You really got me when you played that,' she said. "It took everyone by surprise. It's such a fantastic sound."

Lucky Piper said, "I was a close friend of Bill Millin, the D-Day Piper who played the pipes while under fire as the Allies landed in Normandy on 1944. Every year on 6 June I go to Normandy and play the pipes with the old commandos on the beaches. What has happened here in Paris was an act of war. Those b******s hate music, they hate beauty and liberty and life. I am here to show them that the real victory is won by us, the people who can still love and be confident and be happy."

19 people were killed in the cafe including a group of 11 people celebrating the 35th birthday of Houda Saadi.

Photo: Daily Mail

Former marine acts fearlessly to help those in harms way during the Paris attacks.

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