David Cooper of Panama and Lori Mousel of Iowa announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Lynn, to Dustin Paul Wright. He is the son of David Wright and Nancy Stanley of Jenkins, the grandson of Paul and Patricia Baker of Jenkins, and the late Orville and Mae Wright of McRoberts, and the great-grandson of Louise Potter of Burdine. He is serving a third tour of duty as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. The couple plan to wed on his mid-term leave on August 16 at 4 p.m. at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg with a reception to follow. The couple will reside at Fort Hood, Tex., upon his completion of his tour in Iraq.