NameMichael Browy
Retirement/Discharge DateMay 1984
Tour 1 Dates- Month - 1979 - - Month - 1980
Tour 1 Rank/RateFTM3
Tour 1 DivisionFOX
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment My short time aboard (might have been a little later than I indicated) I worked with great guys while on patrol in the Persian Gulf during the hostage crisis just after Anwar Sadat was assassinated. Don’t remember everybody but my W/C Supe was Joe Buggy. Learned a lot while on board and walked on to my second ship as THEIR W/C supe! I am still loyal to the Navy and all of the crew members I served with. I was aboard during the time we had A6 intruders dropping practice ordinance in our wake. One pilot crashed into the gulf off our port side while attempting a victory roll after a successful run. It was a sad day and I participated in the post crash investigation as I was an eyewitness to the accident. We lost a Commander that day with a wife and 3 kids. He was the pilot.

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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)

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