Memorial service Thursday for Barton soldier

By Haley Burton

Memorial service Thursday for Barton soldier

July 11, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 3:44 PM EST

Tioga Center, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A memorial service for Sgt. Justin Rogers, of Barton, who died last month in Afghanistan, will be held Thursday night.

It's at 6 p.m. at Tioga Central Middle School on Fifth Avenue in Tioga Center.

According to the Army, Sgt. Rogers died at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident.

The Rev. Jon Austin of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church will officiate during Thursday's memorial.

Interment, with full military honors, will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Those who wish, are asked to donate to The Justin Rogers Athletic Sports Scholarship, c/o Tioga Central School, P.O. Box 241, Tioga Center, NY 13845.