Local soldier dies in Afghanistan

By Erika Mahoney

Local soldier dies in Afghanistan

June 29, 2013 Updated Jul 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A local soldier died overseas.

The Department of Defense announced the death Saturday of Justin R. Rogers, 25, from Barton, NY.

According to the department, he died Friday at Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.

The Department of Defense said his death is currently under investigation.

Rogers was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Ky.

He is survived by his wife, daughter and parents.

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