CONGRATULATING CAPTAIN JOHN SHELSON; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 204
(House of Representatives - December 17, 2019)

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  (Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, we are grateful for 
Captain John ``JT'' Shelson for having served in the Washington office 
of the Second Congressional District of South Carolina from the Army 
for the past year as a defense fellow.
  After graduating from Drexel University, Captain Shelson enlisted in 
the Army, attending basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South 
Carolina. He then attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at 
Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was awarded the Jess Walls Award for 
commissioning as the top graduate in his class.
  In 2017, Captain Shelson assumed command of Headquarters and 
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment and was 
deployed to Eastern Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve. Captain 
Shelson has also served in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
  Captain Shelson has been vital to the office for the past year. He 
was instrumental in repealing the widow's tax. I am grateful to him for 
helping enact this important legislation for military families. I am 
thankful for his commitment to America and wish him all the best for 
continued success.
  In conclusion, God bless our troops, and we will never forget 
September the 11th in the global war on terrorism with the leadership 
of President Donald Trump.