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Richard Andaluz, right, hugs his wife, Jessica, and son, Gabrielle, 1, after taking the Oath of Citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Andaluz, originally from Panama and a specialist in the U.S. Army who recently returned from a 10-month tour of duty in Kuwait, took the Oath of Citizenship, along with 26 others, during the naturalization ceremony.  Tristan Spinski/Staff

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Richard Andaluz, right, hugs his wife, Jessica, and son, Gabrielle, 1, after taking the Oath of Citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Andaluz, originally from Panama and a specialist in the U.S. Army who recently returned from a 10-month tour of duty in Kuwait, took the Oath of Citizenship, along with 26 others, during the naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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  • Richard Andaluz, right, hugs his wife, Jessica, and son, Gabrielle, 1, after taking the Oath of Citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Andaluz, originally from Panama and a specialist in the U.S. Army who recently returned from a 10-month tour of duty in Kuwait, took the Oath of Citizenship, along with 26 others, during the naturalization ceremony.  Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the American Heroes Air Show at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Etelvina Cruz Gomez, center, originally from Guatemala and now of Fort Myers, closes her eyes in prayer  during a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Elayne Bielby, of Fort Myers, starts to cry as she touches  the name of her high school friend, Robert Laiko, inscribed on a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Rafael Franco, left, of Cape Coral, along with a crowd of onlookers, snaps photos of a Navy Black Hawk helicopter preparing to land at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Franco, 20, immigrated to the United States from Columbia 12 years ago and took the oath of citizenship, along with 26 others, during the naturalization ceremony. Franco said he plans on joining the United States Air Force, where he hopes to become a fighter pilot. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the American Heroes Air Show at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the American Heroes Air Show at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Rafael Franco, center, of Cape Coral, keeps his eye on the flag as he takes the Oath of Citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Franco, 20, immigrated to the United States from Columbia 12 years ago and took the Oath of Citizenship, along with 26 others, during the naturalization ceremony. Franco said he plans on joining the United States Air Force, where he hopes to become a fighter pilot. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the American Heroes Air Show at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the American Heroes Air Show at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Scenes from the American Heroes Air Show at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Noah Torres, 3, of Cape Coral, hangs on to his father, Yair Torres, during a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The day's events were part of the American Heroes Air Show, which included showcased 15 helicopters from various military, law enforcement, government and healthcare agencies, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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