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American soldier becomes an American citizen

Spc. Yaroslav Sergei Dmytrochenko stands proudly with Maj. Gen Gary Cheek (left), deputy commanding general-Kuwait of Third Army/US Army Central and U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Matthew H. Tueller (2nd from left), while holding his certificate of naturalization. Spc. Dmytrochenko deployed to Kuwait as a Ukrainian citizen serving with the Sauk Centre, Minn., based Charlie Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion 194th Armor of the 1/34 Brigade Combat Team. He’ll be returning to Minnesota as an American citizen. (Photo by 1st Lt. John Meyer)



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Date Taken:03.24.2012

Date Posted:03.27.2012 14:29

Photo ID:549388

VIRIN:120324-A-AB123-001

Resolution:4320x3240

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Location:KW

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