West Point cadet killed in accident was a law major

A West Point cadet who died in a recent military vehicle accident was majoring in Law and Legal Studies at the prestigious military academy.

Christopher J. Morgan, Class of 2020, was the only fatality in the accident, which injured another 21. The tactical vehicle they were in rolled over during a training exercise not far from the school. The 22-year-old was from West Orange, New Jersey. 

“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, in a statement.

He was 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,” 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.”