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A beginner’s guide to earning your citizenship through military service
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Three immigrants who earned the US military’s highest award for combat bravery
As Alfred V. Rascon fought through a rain of grenades, gunfire, and mortars in a heavily engaged firefight, neither Rascon...
He began as an American soldier, he’s now also an American citizen
"I’m ready to serve this country as best I can."
The path from immigrant, to soldier, to officer
"I always wanted to give back."
Meet the refugee who escaped civil war and became an American soldier
At 20 years old, Army Spc. Poe Hsee understands selfless service more than others. Born into the ethnic Karen minority in Burma (Myanmar), Hsee fled to Thailand before moving to the United States when he was 8. He knew nothing about the culture or how to speak much English, but today he’s on his way to achieving U.S. citizenship while stationed with the Oregon Army National Guard in Kosovo.