Defending a country, becoming a citizen

Defending a country, becoming a citizen
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse, 7th District Public Affairs Detachment Central A tear born from pride forms in the eye of a young man as he finally achieves his lifelong goal.  As a young boy, he played on the beaches in Cardenas, Cuba; as man, he serves the U.S. Coast Guard with only one wish – to become a citizen of the country he loves. His wish came true. Seaman Alayn...

Coast Guard crewmember receives U.S. citizenship in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard crewmember receives U.S. citizenship in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Seaman Alayn Hernandez, crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Joshua Appleby, homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., received his U.S. citizenship aboard the Appleby in a small ceremony, Friday. Hernandez took his the Oath of Allegiance during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in front of the crew of the Appleby, members of Sector St. Petersburg...