U.S. service members become American citizens during Fourth of July ceremony in Iraq
Photo Credit: Lee Craker, USF-I Public Affairs
United States Forces-Iraq servicemembers sit with their new U.S. flags on their laps. During a naturalization ceremony July 4 in Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory, Iraq, 156 servicemembers from 56 countries became U.S. citizens. The event was attended by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden. Lori Scialabba, associate director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, administered the Oath of Citizenship. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, USF-I commander, gave each new citizen his USF-I commanding general's coin, and his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson, presented a U.S. flag to each servicemember.
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