July 31, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 136 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
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] [Pages E712-E713] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CAPTAIN E. THOMAS ``TOM'' PINNELL III ______ 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. [[Page E713]] 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. ____________________