NameRichard w Norris
Retirement/Discharge DateFebuary 1999
Tour 1 DatesJanuary 1979 - April 1984
Tour 1 Rank/RateBT1
Tour 1 DivisionB
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment I severe aboard The Ricketts from Jan 79 until Apr 84, I have a lot of great memories of my time on board, from Gitmo to the numerous med cruises and NATO tours, plus the pleasure of serving with my brother FTG1 Mike Norris. And playing in the ships band on both NATO tours!
Other DDG-2 Class ships served on:USS Waddell DDG-24

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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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