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Army Sgt. Justin R. Rogers

Died June 28, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Barton, N.Y.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died June 28 in Bagram, Afghanistan, in a non-combat incident.

Flags at half-staff for fallen soldier

The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. — Flags on state government buildings are being flown at half-staff in honor of a Southern Tier soldier who died in Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Justin R. Rogers died from a non-combat related incident June 28. The incident is under investigation. The Army has not released an official cause of death for the 25-year-old native of Barton in Tioga County.

Rogers was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. He was a 2008 graduate of Tioga Central High School.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor Rogers.

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