Images: Memorable Naturalization Ceremony
Photo by Spc. Cody Thompson
Service members celebrated their first Memorial Day as U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony, May 25, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. One hundred and six service members that included 94 Soldiers, 10 Marines and two Saliors from countries that ranges across the globe from Mexico to Japan. "It's very overwhelming, I'm in harms way every day and have worked very hard to get to this point," said Spc. Rhett Cayobit, a Philippines native and an engineer with the 68th Combat Support Equipment Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade. "I was very lucky that my unit supported me from day one."
Date Posted:05.25.2009 13:46
Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AF