WHEREAS, United States Navy Commander Peter Mongilardi, Jr., of Haledon, New Jersey, was raised in Haledon; and
WHEREAS, United States Navy Commander Mongilardi served with honor and distinction as an Air Wing Commander in the United States Navy; and
WHEREAS, United States Navy Commander Mongilardi was killed in action while flying a A-4C Skyhawk on an armed reconnaissance mission over Thanh Hoa Province, North Vietnam, in June 1965; and
WHEREAS, United States Navy Commander Mongilardi was a courageous naval aviator who loved his family, friends, and fellow airmen and sailors; and
WHEREAS, United States Navy Commander Mongilardi was, in turn, loved by his family, friends, and fellow soldiers, who take great pride in his commitment, heroism, and achievements; and
WHEREAS, United States Navy Commander Mongilardi has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty, while fighting on behalf of his country; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey, the State where he was raised, 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:
- 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 Wednesday, April 11, 2007,
in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of United States
Navy Commander Peter Mongilardi, Jr.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 9th day
Two Thousand and Seven, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-First.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Kenneth H. Zimmerman
Chief Counsel to the Governor