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KY state flags to be half-staff in honor of fallen Ft. Campbell soldier

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Sunday recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, 25-year-old Sgt. Justin R. Rogers, of Barton, N.Y., died June 28, in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation. 

He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Governor will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Sgt. Rogers' interment for which arrangements are still pending.

Flag status information is available on Kentucky's website.

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