Family and friends are mourning a West Point cadet who was killed in a training accident as an inspiration to all.

They gathered Tuesday night in a gymnasium at West Orange High School to remember 22-year-old Christopher Morgan.

A single light shined on a wrestling mat, where Morgan’s shoes and headgear were placed. The law and legal studies major in the Class of 2020 was a recruited athlete.

Family and friends hug during a memorial for Christopher Morgan at West Orange High School in West Orange, N.J., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. West Point officials have said Morgan died Thursday when a tactical vehicle carrying cadets overturned in wooded terrain. Nineteen cadets and two soldiers operating the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. (Alexandra Pais/NJ Advance Media via AP)
Family and friends hug during a memorial for Christopher Morgan at West Orange High School in West Orange, N.J., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. West Point officials have said Morgan died Thursday when a tactical vehicle carrying cadets overturned in wooded terrain. Nineteen cadets and two soldiers operating the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. (Alexandra Pais/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Brig. Gen. Jemal Beale told the 1,000 mourners Morgan was a bright light to everyone around.

Morgan’s younger brother, Colin, will soon enter West Point. He said “I’ll finish what you started.”

West Point officials have said Morgan died last week when a tactical vehicle carrying cadets overturned in wooded terrain. Nineteen cadets and two soldiers operating the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Military Academy West Point shows Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, Class of 2020, from West Orange, NJ, who died Thursday June 6, 2019 when a vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain. (U.S. Military Academy West Point via AP)
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Military Academy West Point shows Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, Class of 2020, from West Orange, NJ, who died Thursday June 6, 2019 when a vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain. (U.S. Military Academy West Point via AP)
West Point officials said they don't know the cause of the crash . The investigation will include a standard probe by the Army's Criminal Investigation Division.;
West Point officials said they don’t know the cause of the crash . The investigation will include a standard probe by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.;
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Military Academy West Point shows Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, Class of 2020, from West Orange, NJ, who died Thursday June 6, 2019 when a vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain. (U.S. Military Academy West Point via AP)
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Military Academy West Point shows Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, Class of 2020, from West Orange, NJ, who died Thursday June 6, 2019 when a vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain. (U.S. Military Academy West Point via AP)

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