West Point wrestlers will honor a teammate killed in a vehicle rollover accident last year by hosting a match at his former high school in New Jersey.
The U.S. Military Academy wrestling team will host Lehigh University in an NCAA Division I match at West Orange High School on Friday night to honor the memory of Christopher Morgan.
Morgan died in June 2019 after a tactical vehicle carrying cadets overturned during summer training exercises on the academy's grounds. The 22-year-old had been a standout wrestler in high school and at West Point. He was scheduled to graduate this year.
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An Army soldier based in Georgia has been charged under military law with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, reckless operation of a vehicle and other counts stemming from the June 6 accident and faces a trial by court-martial.