Soldier from the Bronx killed in Iraq granted citizenship posthumously
The family of Army Private Luis Moreno, who died after being shot while guarding a gas station in Baghdad, attended a citizenship ceremony Tuesday in his honor.
Moreno, 19, moved from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. in 1991 and hoped to someday become a citizen. Well he was granted citizenship and retroactive status, which means when he died on January 29 he died a citizen. His brother says he is proud because it's something his brother was trying to get for a while. He says he feels his brother will now be at peace.
In addition to being given citizenship. Moreno was honored with several medals including the Purple Heart and bronze star.
Moreno was a graduate of Taft High School and had dreamed of one day becoming a police officer after finishing service in the Army.