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Executive Order #33

Governor Jon S. Corzine
WHEREAS, United States Marine Corps Private First Class Vincent M. Frassetto was born in Westwood, New Jersey, raised in Toms River, New Jersey, and graduated in 2003 from Toms River High School North; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto was a former member of Cub Scout Pack 92, a communicant of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Toms River, and played for the Toms River High School North football team, sporting jersey No. 90; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto volunteered for enlistment in the United States Marine Corps following his graduation from high school, attaining his goal of becoming a United States Marine; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto went to boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, attended Military Occupational Specialty School at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and was then stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he volunteered to serve in Iraq; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto served with honor and distinction as member of the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto was deployed to Iraq in August, 2006; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds that he received while in action in Iraq; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto was a courageous Marine who loved his parents, brother, sisters, friends, teammates, and community; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto was, in turn, loved by his parents, brother, sisters, friends, teammates, and neighbors who take great pride in his commitment, heroism, and achievements; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while fighting for our country in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, during combat operations; and

WHEREAS, Private First Class Frassetto's patriotism and dedicated service to his country and to his fellow Marines make him a hero and a true role model for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey, the state where he was born, raised, and educated, to mark his passing, remember his family as they mourn their loss, and 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:

  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 Friday, September 15, 2006, in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of United States Marine Corps Private First Class Vincent M. Frassetto.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 14th day
of September, Two Thousand and Six, and of
the Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-First.

/s/ Jon S. Corzine

Governor

[seal]

Attest:

/s/ Stuart Rabner
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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