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WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends are mourning a West Point cadet who was killed in a training accident as an inspiration to all.
They gathered Tuesday night in a gymnasium at West Orange High School to remember 22-year-old Christopher Morgan.
A single light shined on a wrestling mat, where Morgan’s shoes and headgear were placed. The law and legal studies major in the Class of 2020 was a recruited athlete.
Brig. Gen. Jemal Beale told the 1,000 mourners Morgan was a bright light to everyone around.
Morgan’s younger brother, Colin, will soon enter West Point. He said “I’ll finish what you started.”
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West Point officials have said Morgan died last week when a tactical vehicle carrying cadets overturned in wooded terrain. Nineteen cadets and two soldiers operating the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
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