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Southern Tier soldier killed in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old Tioga County soldier is dead, and a military investigation is underway.

The Department of Defense confirmed Saturday that Justin Rogers of Barton died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Military officials will only say that Rogers died Friday in Bagram, Afghanistan from a non-combat related incident.

Military officials have that incident under investigation.

Rogers was assigned to Fort Campbell in Kentucky, and was part of the 101st Airborne Division.

 

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