of New Jersey
WHEREAS, United States Army Private Anthony J. Sausto, of Somers Point, New Jersey, attended Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Private Sausto enlisted in the Army in February 2006, a few months after moving from New Jersey to Arizona; and
WHEREAS, Private Sausto was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division out of Fort Lewis, Washington; and
WHEREAS, Private Sausto was a dedicated soldier as well as a loving son, brother, and friend, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family and fellow soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Private Sausto died near Baghdad, Iraq, during a time of war while serving as a member of the United States Army; and
WHEREAS, Private Sausto’s love for his family and friends, his patriotism, and dedicated service to his country and his fellow soldiers make it appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mourn and remember him, 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:
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 Monday, July 7, 2008, in recognition and mourning for a son of New Jersey and a brave and loyal American, United States Army Private Anthony J. Sausto.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 2nd day
of July Two Thousand and Eight, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-Second.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Edward J. McBride, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor