NameBilly F Odle
Retirement/Discharge DateApril 1979
Tour 1 DatesSeptember 1963 - April 1966
Tour 1 Rank/RatelLt
Tour 1 DivisionMPA
NATO Mixed Manned CrewYes
CommentReported onboard September 1963 just in time for the med trip. Selected to stay onboard for Mixed Manning, which was an interesting tour. Was at her Decommissioning. Remained on active duty, Retiring in 1979 as a Commander.

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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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