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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Twins to West Point

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland -- Plebes at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will be seeing double June 29 when identical twins, Kathy and Kristy Mitroka, enter the academy.

West Point doesn't keep track of how many twins have attended the academy, but a spokesman says it's rare for twin sisters to receive appointments.

The twins, 17, are following a family tradition. Their father, George, graduated in 1977. Their uncle is a 1984 graduate, and their older brother is a West Point plebe this year.