CAPTAIN E. THOMAS ``TOM'' PINNELL III; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 136
(Extensions of Remarks - July 31, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                 CAPTAIN E. THOMAS ``TOM'' PINNELL III

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                          HON. JOE CUNNINGHAM

                           of south carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, July 31, 2020

  Mr. CUNNINGHAM. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Marine Corps 
Captain E.

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Thomas ``Tom'' Pinnell III, who will be promoted to the rank of Major 
this weekend. Capt. Pinnell was commissioned into the Marine Corps in 
2010. A college baseball athlete, Capt. Pinnell has earned the Marine 
Corps Air Station Miramar's ``Athlete of the Year'' award not once, but 
twice. He may not reach the status of a future Hall of Famer like 
Yadier Molina of his cherished St. Louis Cardinals, but Capt. Pinnell's 
athleticism set him up to represent Team USA in the CISM Military World 
Cup.
  Capt. Pinnell has also given back to the Marine Corps as a top 
recruiter, selecting the best and brightest to lead the next generation 
of Marines. His expertise won him the title of ``Recruiter of the 
Year'' of the Midwestern Region.
  In the coming months, Capt. Pinnell will transition from active duty 
to the reserves in order to begin a promising career in the practice of 
law. Capt. Pinnell and his wonderful wife, Lisa, just welcomed into the 
world their third child, Weston, little brother to Theo and Davis.
  Capt. Pinnell is a loving father who has given many years of service 
to this great nation. Madam Speaker, please join me in congratulating 
Capt. Pinnell for his promotion and in wishing him all the best on his 
endeavors.

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