Army Specialist is Naturalized after serving in Iraq
Jun 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM CST
Apr 1, 2013
Our cameras captured the special moment in which a specialist with the U.S. Army is naturalized. Carolina Garcia bring us a story you'll see only on 8. "I really do feel like I'm American now", said Specialist Dulce Vasquez who was born in Emiliano Zapata in the state of Michoacan in Mexico. She came to the united states with her family when she was only 2 years old and after serving with the military for 3 years she says it was time to do it. She said, "I am a citizen of the United States of America and even though I've been wearing this uniform for 3 years today I finally have a paper that proves it." Vasquez is currently stationed in Fort Hood Texas and not too long ago she served her most recent deployment to Iraq with a task few can take on. "I'm a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear specialist. I'm stationed in Fort Hood, TX and I just back from a deployment last year." After growing up in the United States and serving in the Military we ask her if she needed that paper to make her feel any more American? "Negative! I didn't. I already in my heart I feel like an American already", the Specialist stated. As U.S. citizen now Vasquez says she hopes to soon be promoted to Sergeant. Though her family in Omaha, Nebraska was not able to attend the ceremony she say it was them who make her want to accomplish higher goals. "They are very proud of me." Carolina Garcia Pro8news.