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Flags at half-mast honor fallen soldier

Published July 8, 2013

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings—including those at UB—be flown at half-mast on July 8 in honor of a Barton soldier who died in Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 28.

Army Sgt. Justin R. Rogers died from a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Cuomo has ordered that flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-mast in honor of and tribute to New York service members who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.