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Marriage of Brenda Elizabeth Almy (1408-3312-1122-2)

And George Jason Klug

Brenda Almy and George Klug were married September 22, 2001 at Kukuiolono Park in Kauai, Hawaii.

The married couple are shown above. Brenda is the daughter of Thomas and Joan Almy, and the granddaughter of Merwin and Veda Almy.

A dinner reception was held in their honor back in Oregon on October 7. George and Brenda reside in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Jennifer Lynn Almy (1252-9531-6173-2)

Earned First Place Trophy In Dance Competition

Peggy Almy (1252-9531-617W) sent me a newspaper clipping about her granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Almy, age 7, earning a first place trophy in her solo category in the I Love Dance competition held at the Stanley Performing Arts Theater in Utica, New York. Jennifer was also awarded a second place trophy for a duet she and a boy performed.

General William A. Knowlton, USA(ret) (1252-9773-34)

Receives the 2002 Castle Memorial Award

Each year, the West Point Society of the District of Columbia presents the prestigious Castle Memorial Award to the USMA graduate who has distinguished himself or herself in exemplifying the ideals of West Point in either a military or civilian capacity.

The 2002 Castle Memorial Award was presented to General William A. Knowlton for outstanding service to the Nation, to the U.S. Army, and to West Point. General Knowlton has exemplified "Duty, Honor, Country" throughout his active duty and subsequent career and retirement.

The citation states "In recognition of his service in both peace and war, on active duty and in retirement, while displaying outstanding qualities of character, distinguished service and stature which clearly symbolize the highest ideals of West Point, it is most fitting for the West Point Society of the District of Columbia to honor General William Allen Knowlton, USA (Ret), USMA Class of January 1943, with the 2002 Castle Memorial Award. His classmates have deliberately delayed nominating him for this award in order to nominate a distinguished former superintendent of West Point for the award during West Point's bicentennial year."

Craig Wyatt Polasek (1235-5773-9222-1)

Lucinda Wilcox Peckham (1235-5773-911) wrote to say they have a new baby in the family: Craig Wyatt Polasek (1235-5773-9222-1) was born March 18, 2002 in Newport, Rhode Island, to Gretchen (Almy Neville) and Craig Lee Polasek. Although his first name is the same as his dad's, he will be called Wyatt.

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