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Executive Order #57

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Terry Hemingway, a longtime resident of the State of New Jersey, graduated from Trenton High School; and

WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Hemingway subsequently enlisted in the United States Army, where he had a distinguished military career for more than nineteen years; and

WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Hemingway served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army's 15th Infantry Regiment, Company C and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Hemingway was a courageous soldier, a loving husband and brother and a devoted father of three children; and

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

WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Hemingway'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 mast at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Monday, April 21, 2003, in recognition and mourning of Staff Sergeant Terry Hemingway.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this
21st Day of April in the Year of Our Lord,
Two Thousand and Three, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Twenty-Seventh.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis

Chief Counsel to the Governor

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