Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Statement on USMA Cadet Killed in Accident at Fort Hood

Jun 5, 2016
Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement in response to news that a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point passed away during leadership training this week at Fort Hood, Texas:

“I am shocked and saddened to learn that Mitchell Winey, a cadet at the Military Academy has died while participating in Cadet Troop Leader Training exercises at Fort Hood. His dedication distinguished him as a future leader who went above and beyond in service to his country.  

“My father was nearly killed during his service in the Navy, and I appreciate the nature of sacrifice in the name of honor. Mitchell's sacrifice will not be soon forgotten, and our nation is indebted to him for his selfless commitment to leadership in our nation’s armed forces.

“I will continue to monitor this situation as additional details come to light, and will study the results of the investigation closely. I once again wish to offer my condolences to the Winey family, and thank them for their son's service and dedication to our country.”

 Representative Sean Patrick Maloney represents the faculty and cadets of the United States Military Academy in Congress and was recently appointed to the West Point Board of Visitors by House Speaker Paul Ryan.