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Puerto Rican military cadets perform during a a U.S. Indenpendence Day parade on July 4, 2003 in San Juan, in the United States territory of Puerto Rico. For many young Hispanics, the uniform is a source of pride and a chance for new identity. Residents of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico were first awarded U.S. citizenship during WWI. They have been eligible for the draft and fought in every major U.S. conflict since. Unlike American soldiers from the 50 states, they are not allowed to vote for U.S. President.