Name : al lagerman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1961 1962
Rate / Rank : bm3
E - mail Address : alagerman@hotmail.com
Url Address : 727w coal st trevorton pa 17881
Comments : looking forward to hearing from old buddies
Name : Bob Martin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1961 - 1963
Rate / Rank : SFP2
E - mail Address : tinman61@juno.com
Url Address : www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/5860
Comments : "WELCOME ABOARD" I hope everyone will contact me about our up coming reunion in San Antonio, TX. I am a Plank Owner and President of the Francis Marion Reunion Assoc. Looking forward to hearing from all crew members of the 'Swamp Fox"
Name : Terry O'Neill
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes!
What Years : 1974-1978
Rate / Rank : QM 2
E - mail Address : TerryONeillEsq@aol.com
Url Address : www.constantinescircus.org
Comments : In my subsequent career, I got involved with one of the world's most famous cops, Tom Constantine. He started his career in the Merchant Marine. (He didn't last. For him there was only one girl in one port -- Ruth in Buffalo.) I've always gotten a charge
Name : Jerry W. Allen
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 3/63-7/66
Rate / Rank : SFP-3
E - mail Address : FLTLNDR45@AOL.COM
Url Address :
Comments : I sadly learned that the Spanish navy scrapped the Swamp Fox on the 17th of Nov.2000. I enjoyed serving on the ship and have many fond memories of my adventures to other countries.
Name : Tom Raymond
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1974
Rate / Rank : EM2
E - mail Address : raymondtj@ncweb.com
Url Address : http://www.geocities.com/raymondtj
Comments : I served aboard the Francis Marion, while she was homeported in Norfolk, on my way to Nuclear Power School in 1974.
Name : Louis Petry
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : no, but my father was
What Years : 1977-1979
Rate / Rank : Engineman - E8
E - mail Address : lou_pet@yahoo.com
Url Address :
Comments : My father was on Francis Marion in Norfolk, VA.
Name : James Hubel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : YES
What Years : 9/63-7/64
Rate / Rank : SN-STOREKEEPER
E - mail Address : NHUBEL883@AOL.COM
Url Address : 22013 LAKEVIEW,ST.CLAIR SHORES,MI 48080
Comments : I was 18 in 62. Learned alot a board her from a BM1 class.I worked in hole #5.Paint and h-cog locker room.
Name : Thomas Dawson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1962-64
Rate / Rank : Seaman
E - mail Address : shilohdaw99@aol.com
Url Address :
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Name : Richard "Mike" Burgess
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Boat division
What Years : 1963/1967
Rate / Rank : BM2
E - mail Address : uncleadolf@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : Will try to make the reunion this year
Name : Richard"Dick"Gagnon
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : May1961-June1964
Rate / Rank : CS3
E - mail Address : Gagnonpop@yahoo.com
Url Address :
Comments : I was proud to be a plank owner and serve on the Swamp Fox.
Name : Tracy Rogers
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1976-1979
Rate / Rank : MM2
E - mail Address : rogerste@bellsouth.net
Url Address :
Comments : I was aboard the swamp fox from overhaul at bethlehem steel shipyard in Baltimore 1976 until decommisioning in 1979.
Name : Michael J.Lavey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : '62-'64
Rate / Rank : ETR/3
E - mail Address : mlavey@sisna.com
Url Address :
Comments : Charge!
Name : Germano, dan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 77-79 now GermantownTn
Rate / Rank : sn
E - mail Address : dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : (cont) hello,otoole,yoe,campbell, mulcahy,lake,taylor,glenn,juan,christianson,hicks,fitterer,the thomas' king,green,ginsel,frill,mervine...
Name : Germano, dan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yep
What Years : 77-79
Rate / Rank : sn
E - mail Address : dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : (cont) hello again for those ive missed,pauley,withrow,duckworth,gun-ny,ely,knott,gaskins,thorpe,romano,wilder,hazel...
Name : Frank Smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1970-1973
Rate / Rank : OS2
E - mail Address : franko214@home.com
Url Address :
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Name : Ken McClelland,OS1,USN(Ret)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1973-76
Rate / Rank : OS1
E - mail Address : kmcclelland@iopener.net
Url Address :
Comments : I was a OS1 in OI Division from Jun 1973 to Feb 76,when I retired from USN.We were in the yards in Philly for over haul prior to being turned over to a foreign navy. BZ to a Outstanding RADAR GANG!
Name : Bill Zuidema
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1967-1969
Rate / Rank : RD3
E - mail Address : billz@maxnet-usa.net
Url Address :
Comments : I'd love to hear from any of my old ship-mates. I'm disabled now so spend a lot of time at home at the computer. My address is 4664 s. frank smith rd. Chase, Mi 49623 Where are all the radarmen and ET's ?
Name : kenny blair
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1963-1966
Rate / Rank : bm3
E - mail Address : kenny blair @hotmail.com
Url Address :
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Name : Peter C. Schuhl
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1970-1971
Rate / Rank : QMCS/WO1
E - mail Address : pschuhlfla@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : Was CMAA until selected WO1, transferred off
Name : Germano 'GERM' dan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yepper
What Years : '77-79
Rate / Rank : sn (when i wasnt busted for something)
E - mail Address : dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : (cont) hello to; reeder, lofton,olivarez,spencer,jeannette,crowson,briggs,hunter,ledford,quares,agbayani,platkin,skains,hernandez,maine and all. please write
Name : walt manning
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 6 JULY '60-1 sEP '62
Rate / Rank : CWO
E - mail Address : waltdad@att.net
Url Address :
Comments : Great job, Bob you're the sparkplug that keeps us interested. regards to Cap'n Bill
Name : George Richter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 61-63
Rate / Rank : QM2
E - mail Address : GeorgeR780@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : We had many good times on the Swamp Fox. Sorry to hear of her scrapping. Hoping to see all of you in San Antonio in October.
Name : tim kiley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1973 to 1976
Rate / Rank : BM 1 (SW)
E - mail Address : kileyuniform5oh@aol.com
Url Address :
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Name : Raymond Houghtaling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : '66-68
Rate / Rank : BT3
E - mail Address : rayhough@mhonline.net
Url Address :
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Name : ronnie e. humphries
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1968-1970
Rate / Rank : bm3
E - mail Address : rehumphr@csranet.com.
Url Address :
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Name : Alan James
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 67-68
Rate / Rank : HM2
E - mail Address : nurseAtc@aol.com
Url Address : Columbia, SC
Comments : Had a split sea duty tour, 1 year on the Francis Marion and 1 year FMF in Vietnam. Met the ship in San Juan and did the V.I. tour.
Name : John J Freitas Jr
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1961-1962
Rate / Rank : RM2 (ret. as RMC M)
E - mail Address : jfreitas@home.com
Url Address :
Comments : As I recall I was there when she was commissioned. If I remember the Date it was 6 July 1961.
Name : James D. Hubel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : YES
What Years : 1962-1964
Rate / Rank : SK3
E - mail Address : NHUBEL883@AOL.COM
Url Address : 22013 LAKEVIEW, ST.CLAIR SHORES,MI.48080
Comments :
Name : Rob Newhart
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 1967-1971
Rate / Rank : SM2
E - mail Address : swat@rochester.rr.com
Url Address :
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Name : WADE WILLINGHAM
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : YES
What Years : 1973-1978
Rate / Rank : BM2/BM1
E - mail Address : wadecloe@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : I retired in July 1995, with 30 years. BMCM(SW). The "Franny Mae" was a great ship for a BM to learn his rate. I sowed a lot of wild oats, the years I was aboard. Thankfully I grew up and got my act together and had a pretty good career. The highlight of
Name : Don Buhler
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : Jan '71 - Sep '75
Rate / Rank : FA - EM2
E - mail Address : donald.e.buhler@tek.com
Url Address :
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Name : John T. Peabody
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Oct. 1961
What Years : Oct. 1961--June 1962
Rate / Rank : HN
E - mail Address : none
Url Address :
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Name : Rendon, Richard
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1972/1974
Rate / Rank : BM2
E - mail Address : RENDON@SURFUS.NET
Url Address :
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Name : stephen j. forgeron
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 61-63
Rate / Rank : QM2
E - mail Address : FORGIE 490@CS.COM
Url Address :
Comments : EXCELLANT
Name : Wayne Rogers
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1972 1975
Rate / Rank : BM
E - mail Address : WayRog1@Mediaone.net
Url Address :
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Name : Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 6/61 - 10/63
Rate / Rank : BM3 First Division
E - mail Address : jim.stafford@juno.com
Url Address :
Comments : Would not take anything for my experiences and the friends made while serving on the Francis Marion. I learned what it took and meant to be a sailor, from working with Brickhouse, Buettner, Caldwell, Hall, Goodrich and Ens. Mayer, while in the First Divis
Name : Thomas H. ( Tom ) Cook
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 68'-70'
Rate / Rank : Em3
E - mail Address : tomkat143@msn.com
Url Address :
Comments : many great friends on board that I still think of often.
Name : Jose Cabanillas
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1975
Rate / Rank : Miidshipman
E - mail Address : cabanillas@worldnet.att.net
Url Address :
Comments : Midshipman summer cruise aboard the Fox in 1975. Learned more about the real navy than at the Academy. A great crew and a great ship. Sorry to hear that she got turned into razor blades.
Name : Art Snellbaker
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1964
Rate / Rank : PFC-USMC
E - mail Address : Snellbaker@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : Took a quick trip aboard the swamp fox when she was still new and shiney! We had to wear sneakers below deck so we heavy booted marines wouldn't scuff the new decks... She was so very much more comfortable then the old Chilton hilton (APA 38)
Name : Germano , Dan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yeeeessssss
What Years : 1977-1979
Rate / Rank : sn
E - mail Address : dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : well, here some more names;Benhase Moody,Ledford,JohnThomas,Witter,Nidefski,Gleason,Miller,MS1Thomas,Spencer,Brassard,Stelloh,Cangemi,...i got into electronics, servicing xray now.
Name : Dave Brush
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1974 - '79
Rate / Rank : ETR2
E - mail Address : ToppTek@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : I was picking up my final papers to be discharged at the time of the wreck. Too bad the Spaniards scrapped her. I have lots of great memories of cruising to Europe & those wild Mardi Gras trips. Hi to OS1 Ken (Mac).
Name : Bob O'Donnell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : Oct 68 - Jul 70
Rate / Rank : Lieutenant JG
E - mail Address : RodonnellB@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments :
Name : Wayne Brown
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1971
Rate / Rank : L/CPL
E - mail Address :
Url Address :
Comments : I was with the U.S.Marine Forces BLT 1/6 in the Caribbean On the Francis Marion during operation Escort Tiger and Doria Salute 3.
Name : Wm (Russ) Amidon
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes
What Years : 66 to 69
Rate / Rank : RD2
E - mail Address : none
Url Address :
Comments : relish lots of good times with good friends.
Name : Dan Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : yes(now in germantown,tn
What Years : 1977-1979
Rate / Rank : sn
E - mail Address : dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :
Comments : (cont), hello to brady,Felix,Burkett,Lt.Self,Holly,Westlake,Shelly,Rose,Beishline,Lt. Knox and later I'll add more.
Name : Jim DeGraff aka "De"
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : YES
What Years : 1961-1963
Rate / Rank : SN
E - mail Address : degraff2@mindspring.com
Url Address :
Comments : SORRY I MISSED THE GET TOGETHER IN CHARLSTON. ALSO SORRY TO HEAR THAT THE SWAMP FOX HAS BEEN SCRAPPED. LOGAN WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU! HEY LAGERMAN GLAD YOU ARE STILL AROUND! JUST A COUPLE OF SHIPMATES FROM 2ND DIVISION.
Name : Lee Wahler
Were you aboard the Francis Marion : Yes
What Years : 1971-73
Rate / Rank : Lt (1stLT & Nav)
E - mail Address : leewahler@netscape.net
Url Address :
Comments : Saw the ship in Cadiz Spain on an active duty about 1983. Worked on three other Mariner class ships with MSC.