Fort Benning remembers Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Morgan during Panther 10-Miler

Motivated competitors depart from the starting line during the Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Morgan Panther 10-Miler commemoration race. (Courtesy photo

Motivated competitors depart from the starting line during the Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Morgan Panther 10-Miler commemoration race. (Courtesy Photo)

2-47 IN BN/Fort Benning Public Affairs /

FORT BENNING, Ga. — More than 200 runners and spectators honored the memory of Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Morgan during the Panther 10-Miler named in his honor.Competitors from the Mustang ROTC BN (partnered with 2-47) competed in the 10-Mile Ruck. (Courtesy photo)

Competitors competed in one of the three events; the 10-mile run, 10-mile ruck or the 5K run.

Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Meiers, 1-46 IN and one of Command Sgt. Maj. Morgan’s best friends, spoke at the opening ceremony with words of remembrance about his Battle Buddy.

The kids had fun rcacing around the half-mile track during the Command Sgt. Major Roy Morgan Panther 10-miler. (Courtesy Photo)After honors were rendered and the national anthem was played, the race began and competitors navigated their way around and through the Sand Hill training area.

The race was chip-timed and high-resolution race photographs were provided to the competitors.

The day conclued with a fun-run for the children and an awards and recognition ceremony.

Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Meiers spoke at the opening ceremony remembering his best friend and Battle Buddy, Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Morgan. (Courtesy Photo)

Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Meiers spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Panther 10-Miler while remembering his good friend and Battle Buddy, Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Morgan. (Courtesy Photo)

 

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