Five decades after he fought in Vietnam, veteran becomes a United States citizen

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At 19 years old, Ruben Sanchez didn't hesitate when the United States government asked him to fight in Vietnam.

He joined the U.S. Army, which awarded Sanchez the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Sanchez, though, didn't become a United States citizen until Friday — more than fifty years after his military service ended.

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