Sgt Rogers was born November 25, 1923 in Kentucky and was killed in action on January 19, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.|
Sgt Rogers (pictured right) is the son of Virgil Rogers, a builder of cotton gins and the son of Minnie Rogers. Sgt Rogers had 2 brothers Norman [ b.1903 died 1978, served in the China-Burma War] and Leo F [b.2-16-1922 died 9-23-2001, served in WW2 as an AirCorps B-24 Bomber Pilot] and 2 sisters Zola Rogers Mullings [b.1-10-1905 in KY died Oct 1981] and Leora Rogers Farmer [b.7-7-1909 in KY died July 1991] Sgt Rogers and his family moved to Bixby, Oklahoma in 1930.
Sgt Rogers enlisted in the Army on May 1, 1942
at Tulsa, Oklahoma. His enlistment records states
was a high school graduate and was single.
Sgt Rogers was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
Sgt Rogers is interred at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Gibson, Oklahoma at Section 3 Site 2010E.