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Bragg soldier stabbed to death in Greenville

Posted October 31, 2011

— An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died early Saturday after being stabbed in Greenville, officials said Monday.

The Army released no details of the stabbing of Pfc. Keyonn Parkin, other than to say that Greenville police are investigating the incident.

Parkin, 19, of Wichita, Kan., was an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Simpson, of Wichita.


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  • wildcat Nov 1, 2011

    Seems lately certain soldiers are hanging around the wrong places. Don't their superior tell them this and if so why are they not listening? My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Statick Nov 1, 2011

    19 years old. He hadn't even LIVED yet. Shame.

  • Big D 87 Nov 1, 2011

    Was he wearing BDU'S. This just seams like it puts a target on them. In the Marines we were not allowed to wear them out in town just for that reason. Still a sad thing to happen to a young and upcoming soilder. prayer sent out to the family and friends!

  • uteharrison Oct 31, 2011

    Very sad to see this and all the mess what just happen last week at the High School, another 2 more Service Member of the US
    Army getting killed in our town. Young men shoot to dead in our
    town here, time to take back out town and get stop this madness.
    We need to come together regardless what background, race and other reason, we all are Human Beings and God is All of Us.

  • jsok123 Oct 31, 2011

    What a waste.

  • NoObamaCare Oct 31, 2011

    RIP AIRBORNE- Another brother gone in a senseless act!

  • bjm011366 Oct 31, 2011

    alot of violence over the weekend.. Rest in peace PFC Parkin.

  • Realamerican71 Oct 31, 2011

    RIP... 19 years old, made it thru basic and wearing a pair of jump wings. That kid had it going on.

  • Its the who what Oct 31, 2011

    An absolute shame that this man has to come home to die.

  • Wake1 Oct 31, 2011

    Wrong place, wrong time!