Keisha M. Morgan – Specialist, United States Army

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

February 25, 2008

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.

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 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.

Specialist Keisha M Morgan, 25, of Washington, DC died in Baghdad of a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, as a Signal Support Systems Specialist and this was her second tour in Iraq. This incident is under investigation. Keisha graduated from Wilson High School before joining the Army inn September 2007. It is reported that she had a seizure, was responsive but died later. She is survived by her mother Diana Morgan and others. She was buried in Arlington on Monday 3 March 2008.


  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/25/1982
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/22/2008

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