State of New Jersey
Executive Order #105

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Marine Lieutenant John Thomas "J.T." Wroblewski, a native of the State of New Jersey, graduated from Jefferson High School and Rutgers University; and

WHEREAS, fulfilling a life-long interest in the military and in becoming a Marine, Lieutenant Wroblewski subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he completed Officer Candidate School; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Wroblewski served proudly as a member of the Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, First Marine Division, First Marine Expeditionary Force, and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Wroblewski was a courageous soldier and a loving husband, son and brother; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Wroblewski has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while fighting for our country; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Wroblewski'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 23, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Marine Lieutenant John Thomas "J.T." Wroblewski.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 19th 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