State of New Jersey
Executive Order #21

Governor Jon S. Corzine

WHEREAS, United States Air Force Airman Carl Jerome Ware, Jr. was born in Smyrna, Delaware, where he was subsequently raised before moving to Glassboro, New Jersey, with his family; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2004 after graduating from high school in 2002; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware proudly served in the United States Air Force and was assigned to the 15th Airlift Wing, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware was subsequently deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq in 2006, with the Air Force's 886th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware served his country with honor and distinction; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware was a committed airman who loved his family, parents, wife, daughter, brothers, friends, and community; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware was, in turn, loved by his wife, his daughter, his parents, his brothers, and his many friends and neighbors who take great pride in his commitment, professionalism, and achievements; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while serving our country in Iraq; and

WHEREAS, Airman Ware's patriotism and dedicated service to his country and to his fellow airmen make him a hero and a true role model for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mark his passing, remember his family as they mourn their loss, and honor his memory;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

  1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of United States Air Force Airman Carl Jerome Ware, Jr.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 10th day
of July, Two Thousand and Six, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-First.

/s/ Jon S. Corzine



/s/ Stuart Rabner
Chief Counsel to the Governor