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NameRichard Hancharick
Retirement/Discharge DateOctober 1987
Tour 1 DatesApril 1974 - September 1977
Tour 1 Rank/RateSH2
Tour 1 DivisionSUPPLY
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
CommentMy time onboard was very interesting. I reported onboard when the ship was in drydock. From there it was Gitmo training. As you know it wasn't pleasant. Then during the next few years a couple of Med cruises. Great ports were visited and enjoyed by all. I used to run the ship's store selling all the things we needed to make life a little easier while on board. My nickname was "Moose" if that reminds anyone that was on board from '74 to '77. Hope everyone is doing well and in good health.

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The Crews of DDG-5
USS Biddle (5/5/62 - 7/28/64)
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