BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Spc. Roberto R. Wells, a member of the 3-142 Assault Helicopter Battalion, takes his oath of U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Al-Faw Palace March 3.
The naturalization ceremony was the final step for 251 Servicemembers to become citizens of the United States. Wells is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and has served in the New York Army National Guard for the past three years.
The participants were originally citizens of more than 60 countries, including 10 from Iraq. Joining Wells as America’s newest citizens from the battalion were Sgt. Daniel J. Sherwin of Canada and Sgt. Norberto M. Reyes from the Dominican Republic. Photo by Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall.