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Brooks and Kamin engagement

• Sep 2, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Courtney Erin Brooks of Gate City, Va., and Sgt. John James Kamin of New York, N.Y., plan to be married Oct. 10, 2015, at BANQ, Kingsport.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Johnny and Carolyn Brooks of Gate City.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berea College, a Master of Arts degree from East Tennessee State University and is a doctoral candidate in Sociology from the University of Kentucky.

She is employed at the International Society for Performance Improvement.

The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Lawrence and Jacquelyn Kamin of New York, N.Y.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University and enlisted with the U.S. Army in November of 2005, served with the 3rd Infantry Division and deployed to Iraq for 15 months in 2007. He was recalled out of the Individual Ready Reserve and deployed to Iraq again with the Louisiana National Guard in 2010. In 2015, he was promoted to Sergeant and currently is an Army Reservist with the Military Information Support Operations Group.

He is employed as Director of the National Veterans Center, Washington, D.C.