Letter: Armed service and citizenship

U.S. soldiers walk with their Afghan translator near

U.S. soldiers walk with their Afghan translator near the scene of a suicide attack in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo Credit: AP, 2012

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I read Lane Filler's column "Service should count for something" [Opinion, May 21]. I agree that children who entered our country illegally but when of age joined the armed services and served honorably, should be granted permanent status and a path to citizenship.

Those who put their lives in harm's way to defend our nation are entitled not only to our thanks but also to be called Americans.

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Edward P. Romaine, Brookhaven

Editor's note: The writer is the Brookhaven Town supervisor.

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