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For Immediate Release
May 17, 2004

Miami Reserve Unit Brightens Smiles of Iraqi Children
Iraq Fact of the Day

A reserve unit from Miami is brightening the smiles of some Iraqi kindergarteners by providing toothpaste and toothbrushes and teaching them how to use them. Sgt. Jose Villafana of the 478th Civil Affairs Battalion noticed some children in Baghdad did not have access to even the most basic oral care, so he arranged for supplies to be sent from the United States. Now the school's teachers will help students brush their teeth each day after snack time. This is another example of how the coalition is working to improve the daily lives of Iraqis.

Source: 478th Civil Affairs Battalion

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