New York soldier dies in Afghanistan

New York soldier dies in Afghanistan

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Sgt. Justin R. Rogers (U.S. Army photo) Sgt. Justin R. Rogers (U.S. Army photo)
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The military is investigating the death of a soldier from New York in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced.

Sgt. Justin R. Rogers, 25, of Barton, in Tioga County, died June 28, in Bagram, the military said. His death was from a "non-combat related incident," the Defense Department said.

Rogers was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based out of Fort Campbell, Ky. 

Barton is a town of about 8,800 people in the Southern Tier region of New York, near the Susquehanna River and border with Pennsylvania.

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