Rogers, Timothy J. (P3, C1, L37)
Private First Class Timothy J. Rogers, 19, of Corbin, Whitley County, passed away on 27 July 2009, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee as the result of injuries he received in a traffic accident while on the way home from annual training on 21 July 2009, near Corbin.
According to published accounts, Rogers was returning home from the Somerset armory after returning from a two-week annual training in Pennsylvania. His truck left the roadway and struck a tree just outside of Corbin city limits some two miles from his home. He was traveling toward the intersection of Ohler Road (KY 1629) and Ky. 830 when the crash occurred.
He was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, Somerset. Rogers was a 2007 graduate of Corbin High School where he was a member of the High School JROTC and had completed his first year of college at Eastern Kentucky University.
He was a member of the Poplar Grove Baptist Church and is buried in the McHargue Cemetery, Lily, Laurel County.