Remembering Spc. Nicholas Panipinto

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From Palmetto all the way to west Bradenton, friends, families, veterans, first responders and community members lined up on sidewalks to light the way home for Spc. Nicholas Panipinto on Wednesday Nov. 13th. Panipinto passed away while training at Camp Humphreys in South Korea on Nov. 6. People lined up along Manatee ave with flags and lights to honor the fallen solider.

Panipinto was a graduate from Manatee High and was apart of the JROTC program. Many military families and ex-military members came to support.

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Home of the free because of the brave: The city of Bradenton firefighters put up the American Flag in front of St. Stephens on Manatee ave. Members of the community honor Panipinto as he comes home on Wednesday night. “Nick passed away doing what he loved the most, and for the entire community to come together for the friends and family of nick was beautiful to see,”- Gabriella Sanchez (10).

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“The community is behind you, we are sorry for your loss,”-reported 10News WTSP.

The entire community is behind the Panipinto family and honors their son for making the courageous decision to fight for our country.