NameRichard Linke
Retirement/Discharge DateSeptember 1967
Tour 1 DatesJuly 1964 - December 1965
Tour 1 Rank/RateSN
Tour 1 Division1st
NATO Mixed Manned CrewYes
Comment Many greetings after a so long time. It was a great time a board the "Ricketts". A part of the German Crew meets every 2 years at another part of Germany. Last meeting was in Jun 2008 at Crew Member Manfred Krahl in Bad Driburg.

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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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