Marine Dies Before Becoming U.S. Citizen.
Francisco Martinez Flores was to become a U.S. citizen in two weeks. But the 21-year-old Marine, who had moved to California from Mexico at age 3, was killed before he could take an oath of allegiance to the country he died fighting for.
Martinez was killed in Iraq on March 25 when the tank he was in traveled over a collapsing bridge and tumbled into the Euphrates River.
[NBC San Diego]