West Point Cadet Killed in Accident Identified
West Point Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, 22, was killed in a rollover accident on June 6 as the vehicle was headed to the Land Navigation site near the Military Academy. He died at the scene.
Cadet Morgan was majoring in law and legal studies 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. 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.” Army West Point Wrestling Coach Kevin Ward in the Army Times
Christopher “CJ” Morgan was in the West Point Class of 2020, and was considered an “exemplary” wrestler. He was from Orange, New Jersey. He had plans for his life, plans for a future beyond wrestling. He joined the Air Force ROTC in his West Orange High School.
“I’m interested in political science, foreign affairs, and global economy. Whether or not I remain in the Army as a career officer, I want to work in Homeland Security.” CJ Morgan in 2015
A vigil for the West Point Cadet was held by the Corps of Cadets on Friday. A ceremony for the cadets and a private funeral service will be held next week.
“Our entire community mourns the tragic passing of Christopher “CJ” Morgan. His dedication to country and his commitment to service are both inspiring and an example from which we can all learn. This proud son of New Jersey will be missed by all those whose lives he has touched, and I offer my deepest condolences to Cadet Morgan’s family and friends both in West Orange and at West Point.” Rep Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11