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US Troops Take Health Care to Preah Vihear

US medical personnel from the warship Essex were in Preah Vihear province Thursday, giving eye and dental care to villagers, as the US military tour continues.

About 300 villagers came for checkups from medical staff of the USS Essex, the largest US ship to visit Cambodia in 30 years, docked in Sihanoukville.

"In a remote district like this, there are many people coming for medical checkups," said Kulen District Governor Kong Vuthy.

"We'll do all we can to help," said Col. John Mayer, commanding officer for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, which was deployed from the ship.