Father, son promoted during training
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Lt. Col. Andrew Rogers and his son, Spc. Thomas Rogers of Jackson were both recently promoted during a mobilization training period in Fort McCoy, Wis. The elder Rogers was pinned by Brig. Gen. Michael Pace in a ceremony in June. Lt. Col. Rogers then pinned specialist rank on his son in last month. The soldiers are members of HHC, 35th Engineer Brigade, stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Lt. Col. Rogers is an engineer officer in the operations section. The younger Rogers is a supply specialist. The unit will deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom later this summer. Spc. Rogers enlisted in the National Guard in 2005 as a 92A, automated supply specialist. He is a graduate of Jackson High School. Lt. Col. Rogers is a principal at South Elementary School. He is the husband of Elizabeth; and father of Allyson, Teddy and Andrew Jr.
-- From staff reports