Eight legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) were naturalized during a ceremony which took place in the Hall of Honour of the regiment’s Command company, on April 10.
Two Malagasy, two Hungarians, an Ivoirian, a Mozambican, a Nepalese and a Bulgarian obtained the French citizenship by receiving their Decree of naturalization from Didier Martin, the prefect of the Gard department (southern France). The 2e REI is based in Nimes, the capital of the department.
Colonel Valéry Putz, the commanding officer of 2e REI, congratulated his legionnaires on becoming French citizens and added that 30.000 men have already served in the regiment and 7.000 of them died in action for France.
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