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PYONGTAEK, South Korea — The Army in South Korea was to hold a memorial service Friday for the sergeant stabbed to death Saturday in a Camp Carroll barracks.

The service for Sgt. Kenneth Lamond Kelly, an Iraq veteran, was set for 1:30 p.m. at the base chapel, said Gwendolyn R. Smalls, an Army 1st Signal Brigade spokeswoman.

Kelly, 27, father of a 9-year-old son, was a supply sergeant with the 293rd Signal Company at Camp Carroll, in Waegwan.

He was from Goldsboro, N.C., and entered the Army in March 1999. The Army on Tuesday had given Kelly’s hometown as Greensboro, N.C., but corrected itself Wednesday.

Stationed in South Korea since Dec. 23, 2003, Kelly previously had served in Bosnia, and, later, in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division. He was assigned to the division from 2002 to 2003.

Kelly was visiting an acquaintance in a room at a Camp Carroll barracks Saturday night when he was stabbed in the abdomen, officials said.

He was taken to the base medical center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Army has charged Pfc. Gregory David Robertson, 24, with murder in Kelly’s death. Robertson is a computer graphics designer with the 20th Area Support Group at Camp Henry in Taegu, about a 30-minute drive south of Camp Carroll. He entered the Army in January 2001.

Robertson remained in pretrial confinement Wednesday at the Army’s confinement facility at Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek.

The Army on Wednesday would not disclose other details of the incident that might be known, saying only that it was under investigation.

Since the stabbing, the Army has set up trauma counseling sessions for members of Kelly’s unit and for others who may have been affected, Smalls said.

“There’s … been some crisis intervention, some debriefing, for people who were living in the barracks,” she said.

“And sometimes when you have a trauma like this, other people are traumatized. So they have what they call ‘crisis event debriefings’ for anyone who may have been affected or just had questions about what happened.”


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