State of New Jersey
Executive Order #124

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Army Specialist Anthony J. Dixon, a resident of Lindenwold, New Jersey, graduated from Overbrook High School, where he was a high school wrestler; and

WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2002, where he hoped to earn money for college and eventually work as a Secret Service agent or as a police officer; and

WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army 1st Squadron, 4th Calvalry, 1st Infantry Division, and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

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

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

WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon'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 Monday, August 9, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Army Specialist Anthony J. Dixon.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 8th day
of August in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Four, and of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor