Christie orders flags flown at half-staff for fallen Marine

Christie orders flags flown at half-staff for fallen

Christie orders flags flown at half-staff for fallen Marine

TRENTON - (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered all state flags to fly at half-staff on Monday to honor a New Jersey Marine killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash last week.

Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III was from Basking Ridge, and attended Ridge High School. The 31-year-old was student government president and captain of the varsity lacrosse team.

Seven special operations Marines forces based in North Carolina and four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana were killed in the training mission crash in Florida.

He attended the United States Naval Academy and upon his graduation in 2006 became a commissioned Marine officer. After graduating from the Infantry Officer Course, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines.

He served two tours of duty in Iraq.

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