Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
Children
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Parents
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Education
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)
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I want to serve, what i believe to be, my country


Dear Barack Obama,

My name is Ricardo Cruz. I am 21 years old. I am a full time worker and i go to community college in the afternoons. I am 60 units into my Biological sciences major. I am also a beneficiary of the Dream Act.
I have lived here since I was 13 years old and i consider this country to be mine as well. Which is why i have decided to write you.
I believe that one should go where ever the heart takes him in order to do that one thing with one's heart. The place where my heart is trying to take me is the military. I would love to serve my country. i would love to wear and respect those colors that will bring honor to my family and my country.
I just want to know if this is only going to be a dream or if maybe one day you think this will become a reality.
Your opinion on the matter would be greatly appreciated Mr. President.
I know you're a busy man, but i will be waiting patiently for your response.
Thank you for your time.
Respectfully, Ricardo Cruz

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