U.S. service members become American citizens during Fourth of July ceremony in Iraq
Photo Credit: Lee Craker, USF-I Public Affairs
Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson, United States Forces-Iraq command sergeant major, gives a U.S. Soldier an American flag during the naturalization ceremony July 4 in Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory, Iraq. Upon taking the Oath of Citizenship administered by Lori Scialabba, associate director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 156 U.S. servicemembers became the newest American citizens. The servicemembers were then congratulated by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, USF-I commanding general, who also gave each new citizen his USF-I commander's coin.
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