State of New Jersey
Executive Order #73

Governor James E. McGreevey
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Simeon Hunte, a lifelong resident of the State of New Jersey, graduated from Arts High School in Newark, and attended Montclair State University; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Hunte subsequently enlisted in the United States Army in 2001, with a plan to finance his dream of becoming a doctor; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Hunte served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division, and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Hunte was a courageous soldier, a loving husband and a devoted father of two children; and

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

WHEREAS, Specialist Hunte'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, October 17, 2003, in recognition and mourning of Army Specialist Simeon Hunte.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 16th day of October in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Three, 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