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Why We Serve: For Family’s Sake

There are many reasons why a person chooses to immigrate to America. For U.S. Army Spc. Gerard Umali, a native of the Phillipines who moved to California when he was 19 years old, the reason was an opportunity provided by his uncle. Gerard’s uncle, Raymundo Umali, who served in the U.S. Navy, petitioned for a visa for his brothers through …

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Marines Earn Citizenship, Fight For Country

Two Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 reached a turning point in their lives when they swore in and became American citizens prior to deploying to Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jason Constable, a watch officer and combat engineer, and Sgt. Jose Guadarramapedraza, an administration specialist, are now citizens of the United States. “I’ve always felt like I was an American,” …

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