State of New Jersey
Executive Order #116

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, New Jersey Army National Guard Specialist Ryan Doltz, a resident of the State of New Jersey, graduated from Dover High School, and was a dedicated member of the Mine Hill First Aid Squad; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Doltz joined the Virginia National Guard in 1998 while a student at the Virginia Military Institute, and subsequently enlisted in the New Jersey Army National Guard in 2003; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Doltz served proudly as a member of the Third Battalion of the 112th Field Artillery, and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Doltz was a courageous soldier and a loving son and brother; and

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

WHEREAS, Specialist Doltz'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 Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in recognition and mourning of New Jersey Army National Guard Specialist Ryan Doltz.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 15th 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