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Namedoug runyon
Retirement/Discharge DateJUNE 1967
Tour 1 Datesmarch 1964 - june 1967
Tour 1 Rank/RateRD2
Tour 1 DivisionOI
NATO Mixed Manned CrewYes
CountryUS
CommentGREW UP AND LEARNED RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCIPLINE . ENJOYED THE TRAVEL, MAKING NEW FRIENDS AND LEARNING ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURES DURING MMD. THEN ENJOYED GETTING OUT AND RETURNING TO GOOD OLD GEORGIA. TRULY A CHANGED PERSON .(FOR THE BETTER)

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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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