Roger Cook of Letcher County at his home in 2013. Cook was an underground coal miner for 32 years, but he had to retire in 2010, when he was diagnosed with black lung. Cook died in September at age 61.
Roger Cook of Letcher County at his home in 2013. Cook was an underground coal miner for 32 years, but he had to retire in 2010, when he was diagnosed with black lung. Cook died in September at age 61. Charles Bertram Herald-Leader staff file photo
Roger Cook of Letcher County at his home in 2013. Cook was an underground coal miner for 32 years, but he had to retire in 2010, when he was diagnosed with black lung. Cook died in September at age 61. Charles Bertram Herald-Leader staff file photo

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