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Governor Phil Murphy

Statement from Governor Murphy on the Passing of U.S. Army Sgt. David Salinas of Oradell in Kentucky Helicopter Crash


“Tammy and I are devastated by the news that a New Jerseyan, Sergeant David Solinas of Oradell, was among those who lost their lives Wednesday when a nighttime training mission among Blackhawk helicopters in Kentucky ended in tragedy. At just 23 years of age, David already left an imprint on his community and his service will not be forgotten. We send our deepest condolences to Sgt. Solinas’ family and loved ones. In his memory, and in honor of his service to our nation, I will sign an executive order on Monday morning that will direct flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, April 4.”