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Executive Order #95

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Army Second Lieutenant Seth J. Dvorin, a native of the State of New Jersey, graduated from South Brunswick High School in 1998 and Rutgers University in 2002; and

WHEREAS, Second Lieutenant Dvorin subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2002, where he completed Officer Candidate School, Airborne School and Air-Defense Artillery School; and

WHEREAS, Second Lieutenant Dvorin served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army Third Battalion, 62nd Air-Defense Artillery Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division, and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country, where he was assigned to lead an Air-Defense Artillery Platoon; and

WHEREAS, Second Lieutenant Dvorin was a courageous soldier and a loving husband, son and brother; and

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

WHEREAS, Second Lieutenant Dvorin'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, February 13, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Army Second Lieutenant Seth J. Dvorin.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

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