NameLarry Byrd
Retirement/Discharge DateAugust 1971
Tour 1 DatesOctober 1966 - August 1969
Tour 1 Rank/RateGMM3
Tour 1 DivisionFOX
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment My memories of time on DDG5 are very important to me. CVR was top notch Ship. Our crew worked together. DDG5 could respond to any threat or action needed by America. I am proud of serving on the Claude V. Ricketts

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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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