Soldier Honored: Christopher J. Morgan
Branch of Service: Army
Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, United States Military Class of 2020, died due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident in the U.S. Military Academy’s training area on June 6, 2019.
“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, 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. Since his death, Morgan's family has established the Christopher "C.J." Morgan Memorial Foundation and scholarship fund to keep his memory alive and make a difference in other students' lives.
“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.”
Christopher’s brother, Colin, followed in his footsteps and is currently a Sophomore and a member of the Class of 2023 at the United States Military Academy.