Unrest to refuge

“I remember the Guerillas coming to my home, pointing a gun at my mother demanding our chickens,” said Lt. Marvin Peña, recounting his few memories growing up in El Salvador. “It was guerilla warfare — no place for a child.”

Canadian-born Coast Guardsman earns U.S. citizenship

The dream of becoming a citizen of the United States is a lifelong ambition for some. For Coast Guard Fireman Braden Mello however, it was like coming home.