Namerick l lykins
Retirement/Discharge DateAugust 1985
Tour 1 DatesMarch 1983 - August 1985
Tour 1 Rank/Ratesn
Tour 1 DivisionS3
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment had a great time onboard with a terrific crew. beruite was unforgettable getting shellback even more so. like to here from petty officer john menitto Hope I spelled it correctly, been a while. I was Ships Barber during my tour, some may remember me by (Floyd the Barber). Hope to be at reunion. revisited Norfolk 2yrs ago, grandson wanted to see the ocean and naval base, he loves knowing I served in the Navy and country. Hope to here from any of my friends and shipmates. God bless all our sailors & military. I remember Ltjg Caplan & a few other names on the crew roster.

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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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