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May 13, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-30


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MEDICS PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGES NEAR BALAD

BALAD, Iraq - Civil Affairs and medical personnel from Logistics Support Area Anaconda provided medical assistance to Bakra Village residents Wednesday.

Doctors, optometrists, dentists, physical therapists and physician's assistants provided basic medical care to more than 130 residents during a Medical Civil Action Project mission.

It was the second one arranged by the 13th Corps Support Command Civil Affairs staff. The staff plans to continue the missions in the villages near the base.

Officials say the missions are an integral part of improving the villagers' quality of life as they transition to a free and democratic society.

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