Funeral held for West Point cadet killed during training exercise

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WEST POINT, N.Y. -

A West Point cadet killed during a training accident was laid to rest Saturday.

Cadet Christopher Morgan was killed last week when the tactical truck he was on rolled over as he was heading to a summer military training camp.

A funeral was held at the Cadet Chapel followed by a burial at the academy's cemetery.

The Academy's Commandant of Cadets, Major General Steve Gilland, said Morgan was an "an exemplary classmate and teammate" and was "tremendously proud to be a cadet."

The 22-year-old West Orange resident was studying law and legal studies. He was also on the Army's wrestling team.

Morgan was expected to graduate in 2020.

 

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