February 12, 2014

Ian Morgan - U.S. Military

Spc. Ian Patrick Morgan, age 28, of Tonawanda, New York, died on February 9, 2014, at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas.

He was assigned to the 56th Signal Brigade, 7th Signal Command and the 21st Signal Brigade, based at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

The circumstances of Ian's death are uncertain as of this posting. He was found by fellow soldiers at the bottom of an outdoor stairwell near his barracks at Fort Sam Houston. It is speculated that Ian accidentally fell and injured his head. He and friends had been out partying the night of his death, yet his friends say that he had only one beer and appeared to be in a good mood.

However, as of this posting, the Army is investigating all aspects of this tragic death to determine if Ian had been assaulted or injured by someone prior to his death.

Ian was a graduate of Kenmore East High School in the Town of Tonawanda, New York.

School officials describe him as polite, respectful and well-liked.

When Ian was 16 he had family issues. His father died and his mother moved away. He
Father, place Ian on the stairway
to Heaven.
was getting addicted to prescription pills. The Anderson family of Tonawanda took him in and treated him like a son. They helped him get back on track and to find a new path for his life.

Let us remember each other not by the way in which we die but by the way in which we lived or tried to live.

Ian is survived by many loving friends and relatives who will forever miss him.

Thank you for serving, Ian.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

Pray that Ian is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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