December 9, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 176 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
COMMENDING BELL, BOYD AND LLOYD
(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E2494-E2495] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMENDING BELL, BOYD AND LLOYD ______ HON. MARK STEVEN KIRK of illinois in the house of representatives Monday, December 8, 2003 Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, if we relied solely on what is reported on the air and in print, we might believe that soldiers--particularly reservists--enjoy little or no support for their Iraqi mission here at home. I am honored to report that this is not the case by recognizing the Chicago law firm of Bell, Boyd and Lloyd for their outstanding commitment to their junior partner, Captain Todd Pentecost, commanding officer of the 933rd Military Police company of the Illinois Army National Guard serving in Iraq. . Jack McCarthy, the firm's chairman, rallied Todd's fellow workers in support of this young soldier who has a wife and year-old daughter at home in Bartlett, Illinois. In addition to continuing his salary and benefits, Bell, Boyd and Lloyd sent 29 boxes of gifts to Todd and his unit for the holidays. When Todd left for duty in Iraq last February, the firm committed to [[Page E2495]] send packages from home every week. The boxes that just arrived for Todd and his unit include books, magazines, videos, DVD's, snacks and personal items. Best of all, 200 of Todd's fellow soldiers will receive a card of their own for 60 minutes of long distance calling time. Three weeks ago three boxes were shipped that included a Christmas tree, decorations, cards, pens and stationery for their personal use. I applaud the partners of Bell, Boyd and Lloyd for their efforts, not only during this season, but for their caring and compassion throughout the year. Their support of the brave citizen soldiers serving in Iraq deserves recognition. The support of our troops almost always goes unnoticed. I noticed. Many of my colleagues also noticed and we offer our sincerest thanks to Captain Pentecost, his wife, and their supporters at Bell, Boyd and Lloyd. ____________________