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NameJeffrey Hill
Retirement/Discharge DateFebruary 1977
Tour 1 DatesJanuary 1975 - February 1977
Tour 1 Rank/RateIC3
Tour 1 DivisionE
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment Assigned to DDG5 at tail end of long shipyard overhaul. Went to Gitmo for Reftra, did two Med Cruises and was involved in the Belknap rescue. Also had a fun time transiting the Suez Canal for a trip to Mombasa, Kenya, and return to Med (1976).

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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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