WHEREAS, United States Marine Lance Corporal Curtis A. Christensen, Jr., was born at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was a resident of Collingswood, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Christensen was an avid photographer and outdoorsman; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Christensen enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served in the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Christensen was a dedicated soldier as well as a loving husband, son, brother, and friend, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family and fellow soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Christensen was killed in Iraq, during a time of war while serving as a member of the United States Marine Corp; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Christensen's 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:
- 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 Friday, January 18, 2008, in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal American, United States Marine Lance Corporal Curtis A. Christensen, Jr.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 16th day
Two Thousand and Eight, and
of the Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Thirty-Second.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Kenneth H. Zimmerman
Chief Counsel to the Governor