13 Feburary 1953 was certainly not "dog's day for the "Mighty Miss". On that day in her third winter in Korea, the Mispillion serviced her onr thousandth ship since the beginning of the Korean conflict. The USS Twining DD-540, a veteran of two tours of Korean duty, had the honor of beeing number "1000". the crew of the twining received favors of cigars, oranges, and apples for their part in the festive occasion. the message "Well done" from our Captain had deep meaning for the many men who had spent three winters and twenty three out of twenty nine months in Korean waters since the Mispillion first entered the United Nations action in September 1950. the following message from our Captain to the Commander of Task force 77 summarized the occasion:
After completing operation with the Twiniing, signal flags called to the USS Uhlman to come alongside for replenishment, and the Mispillion crew continued to like up to their motto --
"IF WE GOT IT - YOU CAN HAVE IT."
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