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NameGiuseppe FOLINO
Retirement/Discharge DateJune 2009
Tour 1 DatesSeptember 1964 - December 1965
Tour 1 Rank/RateMM3
Tour 1 DivisionM
NATO Mixed Manned CrewYes
CountryItaly
CommentIt was the most beautiful and grandiose period of my young life. 20 years from a small country with little knowledge of the world, which suddenly opened and allowed me to experience the greatest experience that a boy could dream. Command and direction of the splendid ship., Marvelous superiors. Thanks C. V. Ricketts. I greet with affection those who still are, be it American, English, German, Greek, Dutch- A big hug !!!!

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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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