THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 17, 1996
DEATH OF ADMIRAL JEREMY M. BOORDA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the memory of Admiral Jeremy M. Boorda, Chief of Naval Operations, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by section 175 of title 36 of the United States Code, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twentieth.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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