WHEREAS, United States Marine Corporal Terry Allen of Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey, graduated from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in 2004, where he was an honor student, football player, and track star; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Allen enlisted in the United States Marine Corps while still in high school and served two tours of duty in a combat theater, while rising in the ranks; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Allen was a dedicated soldier, awaiting a scheduled promotion to Sergeant, as well as a loving son, brother, and husband, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family and fellow soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Allen was killed in Anbar, Iraq, during a time of war, while serving as a member of the United States Marine Corps; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Allen's patriotism and dedicated service to his country and his fellow soldiers make it appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to remember him and his family, 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:
1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal American, United States Marine Corporal Terry Allen.
2. This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 25th day
Two Thousand and Seven, and
of the Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Thirty-Second.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Kenneth H. Zimmerman
Chief Counsel to the Governor