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Thursday, May 30, 2019

'Waited a Long Time for This': Iraqi Navy SEAL Interpreter Sworn in as U.S. Citizen

The Navy SEALs called him by his code name -- Johnny Walker -- and they vowed the military interpreter from Iraq would one day be able to call himself an American.
And on Wednesday, that promise came true.
Watching Johnny Walker being sworn in as a U.S. citizen may have been the end of a long mission for this elite group of U.S. Special Forces.
As he raised his hand during the ceremony in San Diego, Walker said all of the emotion from his countless missions more than a decade ago came flooding back.
“Memories, sweat, blood, everything -- everything came in the same second,” said Walker.
Retired Navy Capt. Steve Wisotzki felt similar emotions as he watched Walker take his oath.
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