Soldier killed in motorcycle wreck

35-year-old Carson Morris

April 26, 2011 8:10:47 PM PDT
Fort Bragg officials say a man previously identified in a fatal motorcycle wreck was a Fort Bragg soldier.

Staff Sergeant Carson Morris, 35, was driving a motorcycle on April 23 when he collided with a truck at the intersection of Brunce and 71st School roads in Fayetteville. Authorities say the truck was attempting to make a left turn on Brunce and failed to yield to Morris.

Morris was pronounced dead at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was assigned to the 7th Transportation Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade as a wheeled vehicle mechanic.

"This was a tragic accident that cut short the life of a man who was destined for greater things," said Col. Christopher J. Sharpsten, brigade commander. "Our most heartfelt condolences go out to his family. Staff Sgt. Morris was a model leader in the Sustainment Brigade and he will be truly missed. We will continue to learn from his example and emulate his ideals."

Morris was a native of Barbados and enlisted in the Army in 1993.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon.

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