Funeral service for Sapulpa soldier held Thursday

Community remembers Sapulpa soldier

SAPULPA, Okla. — Army PV2 Gregory Scott Morales, 24, of Sapulpa, was be laid to rest Thursday.

Morales was missing for nearly a year when his skeletal remains were found just outside of Fort Hood, Texas where Morales was stationed.

Morales joined the Army in June 2015 as a motor transport operator and had been assigned to the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood since November 2016, according to the Army.

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Morales was first reported missing last August when he didn’t show up for work.

The U.S. Army classified him as AWOL, then a deserter but later reversed their decision after police said foul play was suspected.

During his time in the military Morales went from Fort Leonard Wood to Korea, according to his obituary. After serving in Korea he was assigned to Fort Hood.

Morales then served in Kuwait and then returned to his base in Fort Hood where he lived until his death.

Morales received several awards while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces including the national service medal, global war terrorism expeditionary medal, global war on terrorism service medal, Kuwait defense service medal, Army service ribbon, overseas service ribbon, Army achievement medal 2nd award, Army good conduct medal, certificate of achievement 2nd award, and driver mechanic badge.

Funeral services were held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church 200 S. Elm in Sapulpa then will be buried at Ft Gibson National Cemetery.

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