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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Private First Class Dalton Beals


TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, to honor Private First Class Dalton Beals. Pfc. Beals was a resident of Pennsville, New Jersey and passed away last week in a training accident at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina.

“Private First Class Beals was beloved by his family, his community, and his state,” said Governor Murphy. “His recent passing is a tragic loss for New Jersey and for our country. Pfc. Beals had his whole life and his career ahead of him, and I know that he would have continued to serve with distinction, honor, and bravery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pfc. Beals' family and friends during this painful time.”

Copy of Executive Order #245