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Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan

Died February 22, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

25, of Washington, D.C.; assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat-related cause.

Soldier who died in Iraq had just re-enlisted

The Associated Press

Diana Morgan described her daughter, Army Spc. Keisha M. Morgan, as a “very wonderful person” who liked to draw and to write poetry and planned to fulfill an ambition to become a nurse.

She had wanted to be a nurse “since she was very, very young,” her mother said.

Morgan, 25, of Washington, D.C., died Feb. 22 in Baghdad of a non-combat-related cause. Her mother said she suffered two seizures in her barracks.

She was born in Texas, where her father, Michael Morgan, was in the Army, and was raised in the District. Morgan was “very good in school,” and “teachers adored her,” her mother said. She was tall and slender, her mother said, and did some photo and runway modeling.

The Saturday before her death, she phoned her mother, saying: “Guess what I just did. I re-enlisted.” She was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, and was on her second tour in Iraq.

Keisha Morgan “just wanted to do what she wanted to do,” and “she’d always tell me, I’m going to be OK,” her mother said. “I feel like my heart’s been broken since she’s been gone.”

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