Bradenton - Hundreds paid their respects to a fallen soldier Wednesday night in Bradenton.

Scores of people lined Manatee Avenue in Bradenton as the body of 20 year old army specialist Nicholas Panipinto made his final journey home.

People waved flags and held candles to commemorate the life and sacrifice of panipinto.

He died November 6th from injuries suffered when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle overturned at camp Humphreys in South Korea. Two of the other four soldiers in the vehicle were hurt.

The Manatee High School graduate will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery next Wednesday at 2 pm.

 

 

 

EARLIER - 

The body of Bradenton soldier who died in training accident in South Korea returned home Wednesday night.

On Nov. 6, 20 year old Specialist Nicholas Panipinto was killed after a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over.  Two other soldiers were hurt.

Two of the other four soldiers in the vehicle were injured.

Panipinto, a Manatee High graduate, was an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Hood.

His body is arriving at Tampa International Airport and there will be a procession at 7:30 pm, Wednesday night at 3913 west Manatee Avenue in Bradenton.

Manatee County Search and Rescue will supply American Flags.

LED Candles or small lights are recommended.