State of New Jersey
Executive Order #17

Acting Governor Richard J. Codey

WHEREAS, Army National Guard Specialist Alain Kamolvathin, was raised in Hardwick and Blairstown and graduated from North Warren Regional High School; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Kamolvathin enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard and, following the death of their parents, dreamed of buying a house for himself and his sister, Sidney; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Kamolvathin subsequently transferred to the New York National Guard, where he proudly served as a Scout for the First Battalion 69th Infantry Regiment, and was awarded a Purple Heart; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Kamolvathin was a courageous soldier, and a loving son and brother; and

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

WHEREAS, Specialist Kamolvathin'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, RICHARD J. CODEY, Acting 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 Thursday, January 27, 2005, in recognition and mourning of Army National Guard Specialist Alain Kamolvathin.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 25th day
of January in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Five, and of the Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.

/s/ Richard J. Codey

Acting Governor



/s/ Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor