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Feb 14, 2012 5:41 AM by Kate Richards

Fort Carson soldiers gain U.S. citizenship

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Three soldiers based at Fort Carson have become U.S. citizens while serving in Afghanistan.

The Army says Pfc. Satoshi Kondo, Pfc. Alberto Vera-Navarro and Spc. Qianqian Liu took an oath of allegiance and became citizens on Friday in a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field.

They are assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, part of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division. Their brigade has been in Afghanistan for eight months.

They were among 36 soldiers, Marines and airmen who became citizens in the ceremony.

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