NameGary R Jones
Retirement/Discharge DateAugust 1973
Tour 1 DatesJune 1970 - August 1973
Tour 1 Rank/RateSTG3
Tour 1 DivisionAS
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
CommentLooking back there were good and bad times, like most sailors I only remember the good times. Have to say the crew when I served were some of the best group of guys I have ever worked with in my lifetime. Hope to reconnect with the guys from 6/70 to 8/73. Enjoyed the North Atlantic cruise, but the Med and Caribbean were not to shabby. GITMO was another story with those infamous cattle cars! Any guys from the sonar gang out there?

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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)

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