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Army Staff Sgt. Alan L. Rogers

Died September 29, 2004 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


49, of Kearns, Utah; assigned to 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah Army National Guard, West Jordan, Utah; died Sept. 29 of non-combat-related injuries in Bagram, Afghanistan.

Utah Guardsman dies in Afghanistan of non-combat injuries

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — A 49-year-old National Guardsman from Kearns has died of non-combat related injuries in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department.

Staff Sgt. Alan L. Rogers, of the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, based out of West Jordan, died Sept. 29 in Bagram.

The department said the death was under investigation and would not comment on specifics, including how the death was discovered and whether Rogers had any preexisting medical conditions.

A woman who identified herself as Rogers’ wife declined comment on the telephone to The Associated Press on Oct. 1.

The Utah Army National Guard did not immediately return a call requesting comment.

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