SGT Shauna Brocklebank Adams
Hometown: Long Branch, NJ.
Died: March 28, 2012
Unit: Army, Pyeongtaek, S. Korea.
Sergeant Shauna Brocklebank Adams, 27, of Long Branch, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Pyeongtaek, Korea. Shauna was a lifelong resident of Long Branch. She was a 2003 graduate of Long Branch High School where she was in the National Honor Society and played varsity field hockey and lacrosse. Shauna then went on to Montclair State University, where she was a 4 year outstanding lacrosse player on the varsity team. She graduated in 2008 with B.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Shauna was well loved in her hometown of Long Branch. In 2010, Shauna enlisted in the U.S. Army and she was recently promoted to Sergeant. Shauna was currently serving in Korea.
Surviving is her husband, Kyle Adams, whom she married on Feb. 15, 2012 and is currently serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan; her parents, Nancy and Matt Brocklebank, Long Branch; her sisters, Maggie and Randi Brocklebank, at home; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Janet Frampton, Toms River; her paternal grandparents, Paddy and Buddy Brocklebank, Oceanport; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Janet and Lenny LeBlanc, Thibodaux, La.; and her brothers-in-law, McCade and Logan.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 94 WHEREAS, United States Army Sergeant Shauna Brocklebank Adams grew up in Long Branch, New Jersey and graduated from Montclair State University in 2008; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Brocklebank Adams enlisted in the United States Army in 2010; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Brocklebank Adams was an honorable and courageous young woman who loved her country and the military; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Brocklebank Adams tragically lost her life during a training exercise in South Korea; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Brocklebank Adams was a dedicated soldier as well as a loving wife, daughter, and sister, whose memory lives in the hearts of her family, friends, and fellow soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Brocklebank Adams’ heroism, patriotism, and service to her country and her fellow soldiers makes it appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to remember her and her family, to mark her passing, and to honor her memory;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRIS CHRISTIE, 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:
1. 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, May 10, 2012, in recognition and
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 7th day of May,
Two Thousand and Twelve, and of the Independence of the United States, the Two Hundred and Thirty-Sixth.
/s/Chris Christie Governor
Attest: /s/Charles B. McKenna Chief Counsel to the Governor