West Point service for cadet killed in training accident

June 14, 2019

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Military Academy cadet killed in a training accident will be laid to rest at the historic West Point Cemetery.

West Point says a memorial service for 22-year-old Christopher J. Morgan will be held at noon Saturday at the Cadet Chapel, with a viewing earlier in the morning.

The West Orange, New Jersey resident died last week at the academy after a tactical vehicle carrying cadets overturned during summer training. Nineteen cadets and two soldiers operating the vehicle were injured in the accident, which is under investigation.

Morgan will be interred at the academy’s cemetery, where Gulf War commander Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and other famous graduates are buried.

About 1,000 people gathered in Morgan’s hometown on Tuesday night to honor and remember him.

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