NameEjothian S Litman
Retirement/Discharge DateDecember 1973
Tour 1 DatesNovember 1970 - Febuary 1971
Tour 1 Rank/RateSN
Tour 1 DivisionON
Tour 2 DatesMarch 1971 - June 1971
Tour 2 Rank/RatePN3
Tour 2 DivisionON
Tour 3 DatesAugust 1971 - May 1972
Tour 3 Rank/RatePN2
Tour 3 DivisionON
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment I enjoyed the adventures and my shipmates while on board the Ricketts. I was at sea when we lost Chief Sutton but I don't remember his full name. I was on the bridge during GQ. Does anyone know his full name and the month and year when it happened? It's been over 50 years since then.

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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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