West Point cadet killed in crash ID-ed as NJ native

David Caplan
June 07, 2019 - 12:48 pm

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The cadet killed in a crash Thursday near West Point has been identified as Christopher Morgan, 22, of West Orange, New Jersey.

He was slated to be the class of 2020. His major was law and legal studies.

“Cadet Morgan was a valued member of the Corps of Cadets and will be missed by all. The entire community is ensuring that our cadets are being cared for physically, emotionally, and spiritually,” said Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, 60th Superintendent, U. S. Military Academy. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morgan family.”

 

Morgan was also a recruited athlete who was a member of the Army Wrestling Team. 

“We are devastated by the news of Chris’ passing. He was a talented, hardworking, and determined athlete who loved his sport,” said Army West Point Wrestling Coach Kevin Ward.  “Chris had an infectious personality with a smile big enough to fill any room, and a heart big enough to love everyone around him. He made everyone around him better and he will be greatly missed.” 

The Corps of Cadets will hold a vigil to honor Morgan tonight. A memorial ceremony for the West Point community and private funeral service will be held at the academy next week.   

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