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Dr. Lam Hoi Phuong, a plastic surgeon with Operation Smile Vietnam, performs an operation to fix a cleft palate aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19).
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VIETNAM (June 22, 2008) Dr. Lam Hoi Phuong, a plastic surgeon with Operation Smile Vietnam, performs an operation to fix a cleft palate aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19). This is the first time that Operation Smile Vietnam has partnered with the U.S. Navy and performed surgeries aboard a U.S. Navy vessel. Mercy serves as an enabling platform through which multi-national military, medical teams and non-governmental organizations can coordinate humanitarian efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Arwen Chisholm

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