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Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Soldier and a Citizen

KENS in San Antonio reports:
Even though she's served in the Army for three years, Dulce Vazquez couldn't call herself an American citizen until today. "I've been wearing this uniform for three years but today I will finally feel like I'm a part of something, part of this great country of ours," Vazquez said Thursday morning following her naturalization ceremony. Vazquez came to the United States from Mexico at the age of 2. She joined the Army at 17. At 19, she went overseas to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom and returned home last November. She said serving in Iraq changed her life and has made her proud to be an American. since 2002, 78,000 military members have become U.S. citizens