WHEREAS, U.S. Army Sergeant Clarence L. Floyd, Jr., whose parents reside in Newark,
New Jersey, earned his high school diploma while serving as a member of the
Job Corps, where he assisted in relief operations in North Carolina, following
Hurricane Floyd in 1999; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Floyd, a father of five, enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 2003, hoping to be better able to provide for his family; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Floyd served proudly as a cannon crew member of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and was deployed to Iraq in September 2005 in the service of his country; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Floyd was a courageous soldier and a loving husband, father and son; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Floyd has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while fighting for our country; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Floyd'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 Monday, December 19, 2005, in recognition and mourning of U.S. Army Sergeant Clarence L. Floyd, Jr.
2. This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 16th day
Two Thousand and Five, and of
the Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirtieth.
/s/ Richard J. Codey
/s/ Mark J. Fleming
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor