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US soldier dies in Bradley rollover accident in South Korea

Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto, 20, of Bradenton, Fla., died Nov. 6, 2019 in a Bradley vehicle rollover. (U.S. Army/Released)
November 12, 2019

A U.S. soldier was killed last week in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rollover accident in South Korea.

The Army confirmed the Wednesday death of Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto, 20, of Bradenton, Fla., who died from injuries that he and two other troops sustained in an accident involving a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that overturned during training, according to an Army statement emailed to American Military News.

Panipinto was an infantry member of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

“The accident is under investigation,” the Army statement said.

Five soldiers were riding in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Two injured soldiers were released with

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“Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan McLane and I send our heartfelt condolences to family, friends and loved ones of Spc. Nicholas Panipinto,” said Col. Kevin Capra, commander, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

“Nicholas was a dedicated and essential member of the Ghost Battalion and Greywolf Brigade. We are all deeply saddened by the loss and will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” he said.

The brigade is expected to hold a memorial ceremony for Panipinto on Nov. 15.

Panipinto has joined the Army in January 2018. He had been on deployment to Korea since July 2019.