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Kayak Monument created by Charles Albright
Dedicated to Chuck Lyda, Nathan Krissoff, and All Lost River Runners
Truckee River, Reno - October 2010

Kayak Monument, Bridge

This wonderful monument along the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada, was made by Chuck's friend and teammate,
Charles Albright, with the help of 11 volunteers. It is a restful space featuring four rugged granite benches with three
commemorative plaques embedded in concrete. Accompanied by the calming sound of rushing water, visitors can
contemplate memories of Chuck, Nathan, and other lost friends who loved running rivers.
Photos by Sue Weeks.

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Kayak Monument, River

From emails by Carol Schick-Lyda

October 15, 2010

Charlie Albright has been working on this Monument for Nathan Krissoff (who was killed in action in Iraq), Chuck and river runners lost. He has put an incredible amount of work into it. I haven't seen it in person yet, but it looks amazing. It is on the shore of the Truckee River. I wanted to share this with you, and I can't wait to see it. Carol.

October 18, 2010
Hopefully, I will get to Reno this week to see the plaques that Charles Albright instigated. Austin Krissoff was actually at Chuck's service in Arlington [October 8]. Nathan Krissoff was Austin's older brother, and was killed in action in Iraq. Chuck was in Iraq at the time, but I had gone to Nathan's service in Reno. Nathan's dad, a doctor in Truckee, actually joined the Army after Nathan was killed. He went through basic training at something like 63 years old! He served in Iraq as a tribute to his son's sacrifice. It was wonderful that Austin came to honor Chuck.

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