NameKnox Brown
Retirement/Discharge DateOctober 1984
Tour 1 DatesJanuary 1978 - January 1980
Tour 1 Rank/RateMM3
Tour 1 DivisionM
Tour 2 DatesMarch 1981 - July 1981
Tour 2 Rank/RateMM2
Tour 2 DivisionA
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment Picked up the Ricketts in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Dry Dock #2 on 1/2/1978. Sailed on her through the gulf in '79 and with StaNavForLant until my EAOS in 7/81. I have one of your missing cruise books. One of my grandsons has signed up for JRNROTC because of my career that was cut short in '84. Maybe someday he'll join me at a reunion.

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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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