WHEREAS, United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jeffery S. Stevenson was born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and resided in Stillwater, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Lance Corporal Stevenson graduated from Kittatinny Regional High School in Newton, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Lance Corporal Stevenson joined the Marine Corps in 2006, six months after his high school graduation, and served as a machinist; and
WHEREAS, Lance Corporal Stevenson was known for his unwavering support of the military; and
WHEREAS, Lance Corporal Stevenson was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California; and
WHEREAS, Lance Corporal Stevenson died in Al Anbar province, Iraq, during a time of war while serving as a member of the United States Marine Corps; and
WHEREAS, Lance Corporal Stevenson was a dedicated Marine as well as a loving son, brother, cousin, grandson, and friend, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family, friends and fellow Marines; and
WHEREAS, Lance Corporal Stevenson’s love for his family and friends, his patriotism, and dedicated service to his country and his fellow Marines make it appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mourn and remember him, to mark his passing, and to honor his memory;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, 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:
- 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 Tuesday, July 22, 2008, in recognition and mourning for a son of New Jersey and a brave and loyal American, United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jeffery S. Stevenson.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this
18th day of July
Two Thousand and Eight, and
of the Independence of the
United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-Third.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Edward J. McBride, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor