FORT HOOD, Texas – Wagonmaster and First Team leaders, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered for the 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade unit memorial ceremony July 30 in honor of Pvt. Gregory Morales at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on Fort Hood, Texas.
Lt. Col. Justin Redfern, commander, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), 1st Cav. Div. Sust. Bde., spoke at the unit memorial.
“As the 553 CSSB moves forward in the absence of PV2 Morales, we can take comfort in knowing that the spirit of service and the ability to be a Soldier is something we should never take for granted,” said Redfern. “Greg Morales will always be a part of the U.S. Army and the First Team and his service to the nation will not be forgotten.”
Morales was laid to rest hours earlier near his hometown of Sepulpa, Oklahoma, at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with his mother, wife, family and friends beside him. Hundreds more joined online to watch his service through a Facebook live stream.
The unit remains in contact with the civilian authorities as they continue to work to solve this crime.
This incident remains under investigation by the Killeen Police Department.