A soldier has died after a training accident in South Korea, during which a Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was in overturned.
According to a press release from the 2nd Infantry Division, 20-year-old Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto died on Nov. 6 from injuries sustained during the accident at Camp Humphreys. Stars and Stripes reports that two other soldiers were injured in the accident.
Panipinto joined the Army in January 2018, and deployed to Korea with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in 2019. He was from Bradenton, Florida.
“Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan McLane and I send our heartfelt condolences to family, friends and loved ones of Spc. Nicholas Panipinto,” Col. Kevin Capra, commander of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, said in the release.
“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.”
A memorial ceremony is being held this Friday, the release said. The accident is currently under investigation.