Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Coast Guardsman Becomes US Citizen

Coast Guard Fireman Olalekan Oyeyemi, a native of Nigeria, receives his certificate of naturalization and officially becomes a citizen of the United States during a ceremony aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum."The experience is absolutely phenomenal," said Oyeyemi. "I now feel like I fit in, and after going to school and serving in the U.S. military, I feel like this is a reward." The process to become a citizen took more than a year, he said. Oyeyemi currently serves onboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, homeported in Kittery, Maine.

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