U.S. Military Academy releases name of cadet killed in training rollover

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Cadet Christopher J. Morgan

The U.S Military Academy released the name of the cadet killed when a vehicle carrying West Point cadets overturned on the way to a training site Thursday. 

According to the academy, Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, 22, died on the scene of the accident in the U.S. Military Academy’s training area.

Morgan was about to begin his senior year at West Point and 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 has planned to hold a vigil tonight to honor Morgan. His memorial ceremony and funeral will be held next week at the academy. 

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