NameKirk VJ Neuman
Retirement/Discharge DateApr 1970
Tour 1 DatesJuly 1964 - March 1968
Tour 1 Rank/RateRD2
Tour 1 Division1st, OI
NATO Mixed Manned CrewYes
CommentHad a great time while on board. Was in 1st division during the MMD and then moved to OI division where I worked up to RD2 before transferring to Rosemount, Minnesota (Naval Astronautics Group, Detachment Bravo) where I served out my final 2 years before getting my discharge in April, 1970. I stood more watch hours during my 2 years at NAG Det B then I did during my entire 4 years on board the CVR.

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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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