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Kilo Company – Naturalization Ceremony – Sept. 14, 2017
Earning the title "Marine" can also help non-U.S. citizens earn the rights and privileges of citizenship. Twelve new Marines took the Oath of Allegiance and became naturalized U.S. citizens during the week of 2017's observances of Constitution Day, Citizenship Day and Constitution Week. The Marines and their countries of origin are: Pfc. Pabel Reyes Polanco, Dominican Republic; Pfc. Sayfullakhuja Nurullakhonov, Uzbekistan; Pfc. Paul Lacarta, Philippines; Pvt. Zhiyuan Quan, China; Pvt. David-Mathieu Lewis, Jamaica; Pvt. Muataz Al Dujaili, Iraq; Pvt. Louis Estiverne, Haiti; Pfc. Deshaun Cookson, Jamaica; Pfc. Kevin Gonzalez Murcia, El Salvador; Pvt. Fernando Bermudez Canizares, Cuba; Pvt. Pablo Vergara, Chile; Pvt. Louis Urmeneta, Peru. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Maximiliano Bavastro