In Honor of Captain Alan G. Poindexter ; The Hon. Sam Farr of California in the House of Representatives
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Mr. FARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of an American hero, Captain Alan G. Poindexter, United States Navy, simply known as ‘‘Dex’’ to those of us who were blessed to know and work with him. Captain Poindexter’s deep sense of patriotism, selfless dedication to others, jovial nature and innate leadership capabilities were evident in all facets of his life. Whether serving his Nation for 26 years as a combat-proven Naval Aviator, decorated Fighter Pilot, experienced Test Pilot, respected Astronaut and Space Shuttle Pilot, esteemed Dean of Students at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School or, for nearly 30 years, living out his enduring love and respect for his wife—Lisa—and his steadfast devotion to his beloved sons—Zachary and Samuel— ‘‘Dex’’ made a profound difference on our world that will never fade away.
In 1993, Dex was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School/U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Cooperative Program. He graduated in December 1995.