Kade Kurita (U.S. Army photo(

Kade Kurita, the 20-year-old West Point cadet who had been missing since Friday evening, was found dead on Tuesday night, the U.S. Military Academy announced early Wednesday morning.

"We are grieving this loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita's family and friends," Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, superintendent of West Point, said in the release.

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The U.S. Military Academy identified a cadet who has been missing since Friday evening as 20-year-old Kade Kurita.

A search began for Kurita after he failed to report for a scheduled military skills competition around 5:30pm on Friday. West Point officials said in the Tuesday press release that he is believed to still be nearby.

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Approximately 130 soldiers from Fort Drum arrived at West Point on Monday to assist in the search for the cadet who has been missing since Friday evening, the U.S. Military Academy announced.

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A soldier has been charged in relation to a vehicle rollover at West Point that left one cadet dead and 21 others injured, Task & Purpose has confirmed.

Staff Sgt. Ladonies P. Strong with the 3rd Infantry Division's Task Force 1-28 from Fort Benning, Georgia, was charged with "multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice" on Sept. 13, 3rd ID spokesman Lt. Col. Patrick Husted said in a statement.

Army Times first reported the charges on Thursday.

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Retired Lt. Col. Wallace Ward, USMA Class of 1958, marches back with the Class of 2023. (U.S. Army/Brandon O'Connor)

Wallace Ward graduated from West Point in 1958. More than 60 years later, at age 87, he's still kicking ass and joining new academy plebes for the annual March Back.

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West Point has lost 'a talented, hardworking, and determined athlete,' who was killed on Thursday in a vehicle rollover, the U.S. Military Academy has announced.

Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, a rising senior, died of his injuries when a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned on the way to a land navigation course, a West Point news release says. Nineteen other cadets and two soldiers received non-life-threatening injuries.

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