Friday, February 22, 2008

Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan, 25, of Washington, D.C.

Spc. Morgan was assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 22, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat-related cause.

WTOP News -- A District family is honoring an Army soldier, graduate of Wilson High School, who died while serving in Iraq.

The military says 25-year-old Spc. Keisha Marie Morgan died Feb. 22 in Baghdad of a non-combat related cause. The circumstances of her death are under investigation. "Everytime people would see Keisha Morgan, they'd always see her with a smile." Everytime Diana Morgan reads an email from her daughter Keisha's best friend in Iraq, she says she cries. Morgan was found by her best friend Ruby on the floor of their Baghdad barracks.

"She had a seizure, but was responsive." A short time later, she died. Autopsy results so far are inconclusive; a mystery that is now haunting Diana Morgan.

Nevertheless, she remembers her beautiful 25-year-old daughter as a happy, bright young woman who loved her country and loved being a soldier.

"I think she learned to be a better person in the Army." Even though her daughter didn't die in combat, Diana Morgan still sees Keisha as a hero who served her country well.

"She was a hero before she died. I'm really going to miss her. I feel like my heart's been broken since she's been gone."

Morgan was assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan died of non-combat causes on 2/22/08.

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