American Citizenship Granted To Servicemembers From 54 Countries
After the tragedy of September 11th, 2001 a large number of people flocked to join the US military. Many people have joined up to show their support for the American Way of life, and some of the people that join to fight in the War on Terror are people with green cards, or are resident aliens for the purposes of immigration, but they choose to join and Serve in the United States military.
Recently, in a mass swearing in ceremony held in Baghdad, over 190 of these brave Servicemembers were sworn in as Citizens of the United States.
192 members of different Military Units serving in Iraq, and these brave Servicemembers are from 54 different countries, all of them having in common the wiliness to join and serve as United States Military Servicemen and Servicewomen.
Army Lieutenant General Lloyd J Austin III , MNF Iraq Commander was the presiding officer at the mass swearing in ceremony, and he administered the oath of citizenship with Lori Pietropaoli, the deputy director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, who had traveled to Iraq for the military swearing in ceremony.
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Each of the new US citizens was presented with a certificate of citizenship and naturalization. The ceremony was the 12 such swearing in held in Iraq over the last three years.