Thomas and Susan Monks, of Trumbull, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lydia Grace Helen to John David DeCastra Jr., son of John and Patricia DeCastra of Hoover, Ala.

The future bride graduated in 2009 from St. Joseph High School, and in 2013 from the United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, where she received a BS in Government. She is currently deployed overseas as an executive officer aboard a Coast Guard Cutter.

The future groom graduated from Oak Mountain High School in 2008 and received a BS in mechanical engineering from Auburn University, Ala. He currently serves as a US Coast Guard officer stationed at USCG Marine Safety Sector-Ohio River, Huntington, W.Va. He will soon attend flight aviation school at the US Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

An August wedding is planned.