military women
9:06 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Soldier with Arkansas Guard becomes U.S. citizen

Specialist Phanarat Somkuan
Specialist Phanarat Somkuan in Recruiting and Retention Headquarters at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Every year an increasing number of immigrants earn U.S. citizenship by joining the Armed Forces. Currently, The Arkansas National Guard has about 25 Soldiers going through that long naturalization process and this fall eight became citizens.

Phanarat Somkuan is originally from Thailand and recently became an American citizen by serving in the military. FM 89's Malcolm Glover has details.