NameJerry L Dinger
Retirement/Discharge DateMay 1975
Tour 1 DatesMarch 1972 - January 1973
Tour 1 Rank/RateSN
Tour 1 DivisionOI
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment I was a SN during my time on the Claude V Ricketts from 1972 to 1973. I was a Boatswain Mate and received initial hospital corpsman training working in Sick Bay. I was the sent on to Hospital Corpsman School at Great Lakes. During my tour we were on a NATO North Atlantic cruise and received our Blue Nose for crossing the Arctic Circle. I current live in Cherry Hill, NJ

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The Crews of DDG-5
USS Biddle (5/5/62 - 7/28/64)
USS Claude V. Ricketts (7/28/64 - 10/31/89)

Below are the names of the men that, together, made up the crews of the USS Biddle and USS Claude V. Ricketts during her 27 year career.  The names below represent those who have registered on this site and do no comprise the whole of the men who served on board the DDG-5 during her career.  It is estimated that at least 4000 men served on board the DDG-5 during her lifetime.  If you were a crew member of either the Biddle or the Ricketts and you have not yet done so, you can register here.
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