Local 71-year-old Vietnam War veteran seeks U.S. citizenship
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Werner Trei is accustomed to being on a man on a mission. This time around, the decorated Vietnam War veteran is on a mission to gain U.S. citizenship. The 71-year-old says his family moved from Germany to Lincoln, Nebraska, when he was just 2 years old. He has qualified for green-card status over the years, and was under the impression that once he served in the Army, he would gain citizenship.