State of New Jersey
Executive Order #79

Governor Jon S. Corzine
WHEREAS, United States Army Corporal Kareem R. Khan of Stafford, New Jersey, attended Manahawkin Elementary School and graduated from both Southern Regional Middle School and Southern Regional High School; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Khan volunteered for enlistment in the United States Army following his graduation from high school; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Khan received training at Fort Benning, Georgia, before being assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Khan served proudly in the United States Army as a member of an elite Stryker Brigade Combat Team; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Khan was killed while on combat patrol in Baqouba, Iraq, during a time of war, as a member of the United States Armyís 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. (Stryker Brigade Combat Team); and

WHEREAS, Corporal Khan has been recommended for some of our nationís highest military honors, including the Purple Heart; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Khan was a committed and highly trained professional soldier as well as a loving son and brother, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family and fellow soldiers; and

WHEREAS, Corporal Khanís patriotism and dedicated service to his country and his fellow soldiers make it appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to remember him and his family, to mark his passing, and to 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 Thursday, August 23, 2007, in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal American, United States Army Corporal Kareem R. Khan.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 13th day
of August, Two Thousand and Seven, and of
the Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Thirty-First.

/s/ Jon S. Corzine



/s/ Kenneth H. Zimmerman

Chief Counsel to the Governor