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Executive Order #114

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, New Jersey Army National Guard Specialist Christopher Duffy, a resident of the State of New Jersey, enlisted in the New Jersey Army National Guard in September 2000; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Duffy served proudly as a member of the Third Battalion of the 112th Field Artillery; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Duffy was a youth basketball coach and fantasy baseball fanatic who married his wife in February 2004, a month before he was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Duffy was a courageous soldier and a loving husband, father and son; and

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

WHEREAS, Specialist Duffy'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 Sunday, June 13, 2004, in recognition and mourning of New Jersey Army National Guard Specialist Christopher Duffy.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 11th day
of June 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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