State of New Jersey
Executive Order #42

Acting Governor Richard J. Codey

WHEREAS, United States Army Captain Charles D. Robinson, a former resident of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, was commissioned in the Army after he graduated from Cedarville College in 1998; and

WHEREAS, Captain Robinson served proudly as a member of the First Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, and was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2005; and

WHEREAS, Captain Robinson was a courageous soldier and a loving husband and son; and

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

WHEREAS, Captain Robinson'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:

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 5, 2005, in recognition and mourning of United States Army Captain Charles D. Robinson.

This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 30th day
of June in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Five, and of the Independence of the United
State, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.

/s/ Richard J. Codey

Acting Governor


/s/ Paul T. Fader

Chief Counsel to the Governor