††† Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dismukes of Allen, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Linn Dismukes to LTC Shawn Michael Vail, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. (Red) Vail of Sayre, Pa. A Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, wedding is planned in Virginia.

††† The bride is an honors graduate from Allen High School in Allen, Texas. She received her Bachelorís Degree in American History, as well as an honors diploma from the Douglas A. MacArthur Academy of Freedom, at Howard Payne University, and her Masterís in Library Science from Syracuse University. She is currently employed at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Kirkland and Ellis, LLP.

††† The groom is a graduate of Sayre Area High School in Sayre, Pa., and received his Bachelorís Degree in Liberal Arts from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Masterís in Education from Kansas State University. He is employed by the U.S. Army and is currently stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., where he Commands the 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment.

††† Jennifer is the granddaughter of Virginia Scott Dismukes of Carrollton, Texas, and the late N. Bradford Dismukes and the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Richard Leach of Brownwood, Texas. Shawn is the grandson of the late Mr and Mrs. James Francis Vail of Sayre, Pa., and the late Reverend and Mrs. Henry P. Elliott of Lockwood, N.Y.