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Eleven soldiers and airmen become citizens at JBLM

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Sep. 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm with 1 Comment »
September 17, 2010 3:55 pm

Eleven foreign-born soldiers and airmen were sworn in as American citizens today at Joint Base Lewis-McChord during a ceremony marking the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

Five military spouses were sworn in as American citizens, too. The new citizens come from 10 countries:  the Philippines, South Korea, Peru, American Samoa, Argentina, Tanzania, Germany, Cuba, Finland, and Nigeria.

Since September 2001, 62,746 foreign-born soldiers have become American citizens, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. They come from at least 20 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  1. WarmNfuzziOne says:


    It’s good to see fine people becoming Americans.

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