UTM Grad Killed in Fallujah to Feature on New History Channel Series

Oct 27, 2016

Capt. Brent Morel
Credit UTM University Relations

The story of a University of Tennessee at Martin graduate who was killed in combat in Fallujah, Iraq will be featured on a new History Channel television series.

Marine Captain Brent Morel, a 1999 graduate of UT Martin, died in April 2004 when he ran across open terrain to confront insurgents who had hit his convoy with rocket-propelled grenades. He was the only American killed in the assault and was posthumously awarded both the Purple Heart and Navy Cross.

A bust of Morel stands in UT Martin's Paul Meek Library

The series, called The Warfighters, will tell Morel’s story with first-person accounts and actual combat footage, combined with cinematic dramatization.

The show premieres on November 11. Morel’s episode is called "The Ambush of April 7th". Click here for a series trailer.