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Executive Order #101

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Army Private First Class Bruce Miller, Jr., a resident of Orange, New Jersey, graduated from Teaneck Community School in 1999 and received a diploma from Orange High School; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Miller subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003, and hoped to study law after completing his Army enlistment tour; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Miller served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army Second Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, which is part of the Stryker Brigade and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country, where he earned the Army Service Ribbon and the Global War on Terrorism Medal; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Miller was a courageous soldier and a loving son and brother; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Miller has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life while serving our country; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Miller's patriotism and dedicated service to his country make him a hero and a true role model for all Americans and, therefore, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mark his passing and to honor his memory;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, 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 the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Friday, April 2, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Army Private First Class Bruce Miller, Jr.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 1st day
of April in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Four, and of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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