Images: Naturalization Ceremony [Image 267 of 280]
Photo by 1st Lt. Kimberly Snow
SGT Ricardo Saldana is congratulated by LTG Thomas F. Metz after gaining U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony held Oct. 3 at the Al-Faw Palace in Baghdad. Saldana, a resident of Salinas, CA, is originally from Guatajuato, Mexico. He is deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II with the 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment and attached to the 82nd Engineer Battalion at FOB Gabe in Baqubah.
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Creation Date: 20041003
Headline: servicemember gains U.S. citizenship while serving overseas
Credit: Sgt. Kimberly Snow
Source: 1ID PAO (196 MPAD)