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Troops Become Citizens as U.S. Observes Veterans Day
| Newsmax wire
Posted on 11/11/2004 9:47:38 PM PST by MNJohnnie
SAN DIEGO Marine Cpl. David Antonio Garcia stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier Thursday and was sworn in as an American citizen, after already serving under the U.S. flag in Iraq.
The native of Mexico was among 80 sailors and Marines from 25 countries from Canada to Syria who became citizens in a Veterans Day ceremony aboard the USS Midway, a reward for putting their lives on the line for their adopted country.
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TOPICS: Announcements; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: imigration; newcitizens; veterans
I think we should trade these countries 100 Mike Moore/Mooveon activist for each ONE of these sorts of men they will send us.
posted on 11/11/2004 9:47:38 PM PST
posted on 11/11/2004 9:48:57 PM PST
(Proud rabbit hater and killer)
Act now, and we'll throw in a John Kerry with matching Ted Kennedy for FREE!
These men and women are priceless - and we all owe them a debt of great gratitude. Thank God for them!
posted on 11/11/2004 9:56:18 PM PST
To: MNJohnnie; MarineBrat
posted on 11/11/2004 10:35:40 PM PST
"Act now, and we'll throw in a John Kerry with matching Ted Kennedy for FREE"
My GOD, that is brilliant!
posted on 11/11/2004 10:42:42 PM PST
(We got the mandate, now let's GOVERN!)
When I served '79-'87 there were many airmen recruited from places like El Salvador, Ireland and England. They had the same option. During the drawdown in the 90s things changed. I'm all for these good service men and women getting a shot at citizenship too many native-born pukes don't appreciate.
posted on 11/12/2004 2:45:55 PM PST
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Marine Cpl. David Antonio Garcia stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier Thursday and was sworn in as an American citizen, after already serving under the U.S. flag in Iraq. The native of Mexico...
An American hero.
posted on 11/13/2004 11:28:42 AM PST
from the article:
"I wouldn't want to compare myself to World War veterans or Vietnam veterans,"
said Garcia, 21, who was with combat engineers who cleared the path for tanks
to roll into Iraq.
Humble and with a good perspective on his place in the cosmos...
Welcome, fellow citizen!
posted on 11/13/2004 11:32:51 AM PST
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