Immigration Rundown - Task & Purpose
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Immigrant Guardsman helps community while activated for COVID-19 response

U.S. Army Spc. Juan Herrera, 142nd Area Support Medical Company combat medic, helped spearhead a grassroots effort to deliver food to local families in need during the pandemic

Tech. Sgt. Muris Secerbegovic, 433rd Maintenance Group quality assurance inspector, stands near a C-5M Super Galaxy July 22, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Secerbegovic joined the Air Force Reserve in 2013 to become a crew chief in the 433rd Airlift Wing.

A former war refugee lives the American dream as a Reserve airman

As a result of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, an estimated 40,000 Bosnian refugees immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tech. Sgt. Muris Secerbegovic, 433rd Maintenance Group quality assurance inspector in the 433rd Airlift Wing here, was one of them

U.S. Army Spc. Daniel Rivera, a Michigan National Guard Soldier and CH-47 helicopter repairer currently deployed with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, gained U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony Aug. 25, 2020 at the 28th ECAB's mobilization station.

Deployed Soldier becomes U.S. citizen

U.S. Army Spc. Daniel Rivera Romero, a CH-47 helicopter repairer currently deployed with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, gained U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony here, Aug. 25, 2020.

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He was born in a village in Sudan. It took joining the Army to find his home

Seven years before he was granted U.S. citizenship at a federal district courthouse in Des Moines, Pfc. Fortytwo Chotper was learning English from American cartoons in a Kenyan refugee camp

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He came to America to join the military. Then he sacrificed his life and became a community hero

On that fateful December night in 2017, he could have easily escaped the flames unharmed, but Emmanuel Mensah's overwhelming sense of duty to both nation and community propelled him back inside the burning building