NameDavid F Rogus
Retirement/Discharge DateDecember 1977
Tour 1 Dates- Month - 1969 - - Month - 1970
Tour 1 Rank/RateLTJG
Tour 1 DivisionENG
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
CommentLeft Ricketts for Viet Nam in January 1970. After that tour in the Third Coastal Zone served two tours with the Brazilian Navy out of Rio de Janeiro. Then N2 with COMPHIBRON 5 out of San Diego. Left Navy as LCDR to join the Foreign Service.

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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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