Keisha M. Morgan
Specialist, United States Army
Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 150-08
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Specialist Keisha M. Morgan, 25, of Washington, D.C., died February 22, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related cause. She was assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
The circumstances are under investigation.
For further information media may contact the
Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.
The military says 25-year-old Specialist Keisha Morgan died February 22, 2008, 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.
MORGAN, KEISHA M
Posted: 14 March 2008 Updated: 16 March 2008
Photo Courtesy of Eileen Horan, March 2010
Photo Courtesy of Holly, March 2008