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NameMatthew E Walton
Retirement/Discharge DateNovember 1984
Tour 1 DatesOctober 1981 - November 1984
Tour 1 Rank/RateRM2
Tour 1 DivisionOS DIVISION
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
CommentToured on the CVR 1981 -1984, my memories are forever etched in my mind and, the friendships made will never be forgotten. Would be nice to find my friend and shipmates RM3 Paul Ouellette, who served with us! I served from November 1981 to November 1984 with some of the finest individual's I'd ever met, since or before. I miss them all and think of them often, I truly wish every one of you the very best!! It was a trip, to say the least : ) Matt Walton, RM2 (One of the 'Med Head's)

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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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