Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
CONGRATULATING CAPTAIN JOHN SHELSON; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 204
(House of Representatives - December 17, 2019)
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[Page H10604] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CONGRATULATING CAPTAIN JOHN SHELSON (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. ____________________