Governor Chris Christie Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff TODAY in Honor of Five Fallen United States Servicemen

Governor Chris Christie signed the following Executive Order in honor of the five United States servicemen killed in an attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

Executive Order No. 181 – Ordering all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in recognition of the lives and in mourning of the passing of United States Marines Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sergeant David A. Wyatt, Sergeant Carson A. Holmquist, and Lance Corporal Squire K. Wells and United States Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith.

“This deliberate and intentional act of violence against our armed forces took the lives of five brave American heroes. Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sergeant David A. Wyatt, Sergeant Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Corporal Squire K. Wells, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith all served with honor and made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation,” said Governor Christie. “It is with profound sadness that we mourn the devastating loss of the victims of this American tragedy and pause to offer our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.”

A copy of the Executive Order [pdf 9kB]