(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E742]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                           HON. RALPH M. HALL

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. HALL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Christian Thornton 
Bryan, who graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA on May 20, 
   Christian graduated with a degree in International Relations. He 
also participated in the ROTC program where he was selected to join the 
Lehigh Valley Steel Battalion. As a member of this Battalion, he 
competed in the 2nd Army ROTC Brigade's Ranger Challenge Competition 
and helped his team place third. He will now serve as an Infantry 
Officer in the United States Army and is assigned to Joint Base Lewis-
McChord in Washington as an Infantry Platoon Leader.
   Christian follows in the footsteps of his father, who serves as a 
Major in the U.S. Army Infantry. I am proud of this young man's 
decision to serve his country, and I know he will go above and beyond 
to uphold this duty.
   I wish him the best of luck in the Army and in all his future 
endeavors. Mr. Speaker, I ask those present today to join me in 
honoring Christian Thornton Bryan.