By West Point Public Affairs OfficeJune 13, 2019
WEST POINT, N.Y.--Class of 2020 Cadet Christopher J. Morgan died due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident in the U.S. Military Academy's training area.
"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," Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U. S. Military Academy superintendent, said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morgan family."
Morgan, 22, of West Orange, New Jersey, passed away at the scene of the accident. He was a Law and Legal Studies major, and a recruited athlete who was a standout 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," Army West Point Wrestling Coach Kevin Ward said. "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."
Morgan, a member of B Company, Fourth Regiment, was born Dec. 4, 1996, in Chicago.
"CJ was tremendously proud to be a cadet at the United States Military Academy," Commandant of Cadets Maj. Gen. Steve Gilland said. "He was an exemplary classmate and teammate who epitomized the values of Duty, Honor, Country in all aspects of life.
"The Morgan family and his extended USMA family here at West Point are in our thoughts and prayers as they grieve for the loss of their son, brother and friend," he added. "We will miss him."
The Corps of Cadets held a memorial to honor Morgan June 7. A funeral service for the West Point community is scheduled for noon Saturday at the Cadet Chapel followed by interment at West Point Cemetery.