SEOUL — Eighty-one members of the military community in South Korea were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony Tuesday at Yongsan Garrison.

The new citizens included 57 U.S. servicemembers and 24 family members.

Taking the Oath of Allegiance were people from American Samoa, Barbados, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Hungary, Jamaica, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Palau, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Senegal, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

“Your commitment to defend our nation even before you have received citizenship inspires us to ensure you receive world class immigration services wherever you are stationed,” Kenneth Sherman, USCIS Seoul Field Office director, was quoted as saying in a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services news release.

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