WHEREAS, United States Army Staff Sergeant Joseph M. Weiglein of Audubon, New Jersey, attended Haviland Elementary School and graduated from Audubon High School; and
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Weiglein enlisted in the United States Army following his graduation from high school; and
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Weiglein was stationed overseas in South Korea and Kuwait and also served at military bases in Kansas, Tennessee, and Georgia; and
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Weiglein served proudly in the United States Army as a member of the elite 10th Mountain Division; and
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Weiglein was killed while on combat patrol in IIbu Falris, Iraq, during a time of war as a member of the United States Army's 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division; and
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Weiglein has been recommended for some of our nation's highest military honors; and
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Weiglein was a committed and highly trained professional soldier as well as a loving husband, son, and brother, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family and fellow soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Weiglein's patriotism and dedicated service to his country and his fellow soldiers 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 Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal American, United States Army Staff Sergeant Joseph M. Weiglein.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 5th 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