Not told in these
pages is the vital role that KAWISHIWI, and other units of the Pacific
Fleet, are playing in the power struggle between the Free World and the
Communistic Block. The presence of ships of the United States
in the Western Pacific gives comforting assurance to our allies and the
uncommited nations that our country is solemnly dedicated to preserving
the freedoms to which we believe all men are entitled.
they serve as a constant reminder to all countries, who would threaten
the values we treasure, that we possess the strength and determination
to fight, if necessary, for our ideals.
F.T. Cooper, USN
assumed command of
Book he wrote
This book is a story
of the lighter side of the deployment of KAWISHIWI to the Seventh Fleet
during the period September 1962 to February 1963
It is a privilege
and an honor for us to serve our country as a part of the greatest Navy
in the world. How well we have done is measured by the reputation
which KAWISHIWI has established.
I commend each of
you for the personal sacrifice you have made during the long absence
your families and friends, and for your professional performance of
during this deployment.