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NameCalvin k McCloud
Retirement/Discharge DateJuly 1977
Tour 1 DatesNovember 1974 - July 1977
Tour 1 Rank/Ratesn
Tour 1 Division1st
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
Comment I reported for duty while the Big Nickel was in dry dock in 1974 and served aboard her through Gitmo, 2 Med cruises and a Caribbean cruise. I was on fire station #1 during the Belknap disaster. I hung out with Mark Mcombs AKA Big Mac, Frank Smith, Mike Hyers and Jim Sullivan. With Honor I discharged in 1977 with a Naval Unit Commendation . Looking for shipmates to connect with.

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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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