West Point Cadet Dies In Fort Lauderdale

WEST POINT – West Point regrets to announce the loss of Cadet Havin Morris, 21, from Pleasanton, Calif., Monday, March 25 while on leave in Florida.

“Cadet Morris was a valued member of the Corps of Cadets, committed to serving his country as an Army Officer. The entire West Point Community offers our heartfelt condolences to the Morris family,” said West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Steve Gilland.

According to the police, his death appears to be an accidental drowning and no foul play is suspected. The Fort Lauderdale Police and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are cooperating on the investigation.

Cadet Morris’ tactical officer, Maj. Rebecca A. Gogue, described him as a bright, resilient young man with a determination to succeed in all he did.

Cadet Morris’ family has been officially notified by the Army, and a casualty assistance officer has been appointed to support them. The entire West Point community will continue to support Havin’s family, friends, and teammates.

West Point has resources available to assist cadets, staff, faculty, and community members to include chaplains, the Center for Personal Development, and the Military & Family Life Counseling Program. West Point encourages everyone to seek these services as needed.
About West Point

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal service academy located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission is to build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation. For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu.

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