Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Mary Apostol reads to students from Nohong Charg Ngaw Elementary School during a community service ev

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PATTAYA, Thailand (Feb. 22, 2011) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Mary Apostol, assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), reads to students from Nohong Charg Ngaw Elementary School during a community service event. Essex is visiting Pattaya following its participation in exercise Cobra Gold 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Linda S. Swearingen/Released)

110222-N-4773S-088
 PATTAYA, Thailand (Feb. 22, 2011) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Mary Apostol, assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), reads to students from Nohong Charg Ngaw Elementary School during a community service event. Essex is visiting Pattaya following its participation in exercise Cobra Gold 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Linda S. Swearingen/Released)