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.
Morgan, 22, was a law and legal studies major who was recruited as an athlete and became a "standout member" of the Army Wrestling Team, the news release says. He was originally from West Orange, New Jersey.
"We are devastated by the news of Chris' passing," West Point's wrestling coach Kevin Ward said in a statement. "He was a talented, hardworking, and determined athlete who loved his sport. 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."
Twenty other cadets and two soldiers sustained non-life threatening injuries in the accident. Investigators are looking into why the vehicle turned over in the first place
The Corps of Cadets is holding a vigil to honor Morgan on Friday evening. West Point will also hold a memorial ceremony for Morgan and a private funeral service will be held at the military academy next week.
"Cadet Morgan was a valued member of the Corps of Cadets and will be missed by all," West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morgan family."
An American citizen who allegedly served as a sniper for ISIS and became a leader for the terrorist group is expected to appear in federal court on Friday after being returned to the United States by the Defense Department, officials said.
Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.
Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.