U.S. sailors brighten day of kids at Plutaluang special-needs home

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U.S. Navy sailors brightened the day of special-needs children when they took time out of their port call to visit Plutaluang’s Kru Boonchu Home.

Chief Jason Fuller and 13 crewmen from the USS Mustin, participated in fun and games with the 77 children. Activities included a singing contest, dancing, jigsaw puzzles, drawing and coloring.

Both sailors and kids appeared to enjoy the visit, with the U.S. servicemen coming away impressed with the children’s skills.

Teacher Boonchu Muangmaitong (left) presents a thank you gift to a representative of the USS Mustin Crew.Teacher Boonchu Muangmaitong (left) presents a thank you gift to a representative of the USS Mustin Crew.

The Mustin, with a crew of 350, docked at the Sattahip Naval Base for a seven-day port call Oct. 23. The rest-and-relaxation visit saw sailors, along with thousands from the accompanying USS George Washington aircraft carrier, spread out across the area, mixing in charity events with partying.

Happily assisting the children in drawing & coloring.Happily assisting the children in drawing & coloring.

The USS Mustin (DDG-89) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named in honor of the Mustin family. Mustin was the first Burke destroyer built with her funnels submerged into the superstructure, an additional stealth measure taken on the warships. The ship is the Navy’s second Mustin after USS Mustin (DD-413) of World War II era.

Smiles prove how much the children, and the crew, enjoyed the visit.Smiles prove how much the children, and the crew, enjoyed the visit.

The children came up with some truly remarkable drawings.The children came up with some truly remarkable drawings.

Everyone is having a great time when sailors from the USS Mustin dance with the children.Everyone is having a great time when sailors from the USS Mustin dance with the children.

Brain activities for the children.Brain activities for the children.

I want to be a navy sailor just like them.I want to be a navy sailor just like them.

U.S. sailors brighten day of kids at Plutaluang special-needs home

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