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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. Credit: AP, 2012

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.

Edward P. Romaine, Brookhaven

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

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