WHEREAS, United States Marine Private First Class Miguel A. Marcial III, of Secaucus, New Jersey, was raised in New Jersey and attended Secaucus High School before transferring to the New Jersey National Guard College Youth Program at Ft. Dix, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Private First Class Marcial volunteered for enlistment in the Marine Corps in 2005, after obtaining his high school diploma, and was trained as a field radio operator; and
WHEREAS, Private First Class Marcial served proudly in the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, Private First Class Marcial died while serving his country in Iraq; and
WHEREAS, Private First Class Marcial was a committed and professional Marine and a loving son and friend, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family, friends, and fellow Marines; and
WHEREAS, Private First Class Marcial's patriotism and dedicated service to his country and his fellow Marines make it appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to remember him and his family, 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 New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Thursday, April 12, 2007, in recognition and mourning of U.S. Marine Private First Class Miguel A. Marcial III of Secaucus, New Jersey.
- 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