Posts Tagged ‘Citizens’

Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family from the Dominican Republic when he was just 5 years old. rowing up in Northern Manhattan, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

By CLYDE HABERMAN Published: September 18, 2007 On an August day when some Iraqi’s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the United States are not […]

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