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NameTerry W Russell
Retirement/Discharge DateSeptember 1987
Tour 1 Dates- Month - 1985 - - Month - 1987
Tour 1 Rank/RateFCM3
Tour 1 DivisionFox
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
CommentI enjoyed my time aboard the boat, loved (and miss) being at sea. Met some fine men, and a few jerks - they know the difference. Was aboard for Gitmo shakedown, saw my first iguana up close and personal (Man! those things can climb!), also suffered what felt like 3rd degree burn from the sun on rock beach. My wcs had me "hide" in a fan room for three days while I recovered... All in all, a very happy time in my life. o7 (salute) to all my shipmates.

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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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