Fort Drum Soldiers Become U.S. Citizens At White House
Independence Day took on extra meaning for two Fort Drum soldiers Wednesday as they became U.S. citizens at the White House.
President Barack Obama was on hand as Silvano Carcomo, a line medic with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and Faye Ngirchomlei, an automated logistic specialist with the 511 Military Police Company, were sworn in.
Carcamo, born in Honduras, moved to Springfield, Ohio, in 1996.
Specialist Carcamo enlisted in the Army in October 2009 and became a medic.
His first duty station was Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division where he served as a line medic.
Ngirchomlei, born in Palau, enlisted in the Army in 2008.
In April 2009, Nigirchomlei was assigned to 511th Military Police Company at Fort Drum as Automated Logistic Specialist.
She was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where she was responsible for ensuring the maintenance section supported outlying platoons, with supplies and other support services.
The Fort Drum soldiers and approximately 23 other members of the military were sworn in by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano during the White House ceremony.
Video of President Obama's remarks