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Name :   Meddie Goyette
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Summer and fall of 1969
Rate / Rank :   Pfc
E - mail Address :   Goyette@tds.net
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Comments :   I was on the med cruise. I crossed atlantic on a LST Montreal and transferred onto the swamp fox in the Meditaeranean. My most vivid memory is Quadafi taking over Libya in the fall and We waited in Mike boats for president nixon to give the order to go i
Name :   De Luca, A J. (Duke)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1966-1969
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   duke470@aol.com
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Name :   Lawrence Stoneberg
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   June 1966 to June 1968
Rate / Rank :   LTJG
E - mail Address :   lawrencestoneberg@msn.com
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Comments :   I served under Capt. Frame and Capt. Masica. Had a great tour on board.
Name :   Hartman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1970 1973
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   signalbridge5867@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Looking for some buddies
Name :   Jose M. Usea Salado
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   From 1990 to 2000 when this ship was to the Spanish Navy
Rate / Rank :   Sargento Primero MQS
E - mail Address :   JOSEUS@ono.com
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Comments :   Grettings to all crews since her manufacturing. I have a lot of nice remembers of the time I spent there, was a very good ship.
Name :   Paul Corrente
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976 to 1979
Rate / Rank :   QM2
E - mail Address :   ppaawoodct@worldnet.att.net
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Comments :   I was a member of the final U.S. Naval voyage.
Name :   Phillip Lee Williams
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1971
Rate / Rank :   QM2
E - mail Address :   philliplwilliams@netzero.net
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Name :   Donald P. Schwiesow
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1975
Rate / Rank :   CSSN/E3
E - mail Address :   SirDon89@optonline.net
web site URL :   www.alpost1029.org
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Name :   Art Bowen
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   DK2
E - mail Address :   abowen2@cox.net
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Comments :   I was sent over TAD from the Nimitz because FM was making a 4 month cruise but desperately needed a DK2 because of the Mid-Shipmen aboard. Do you remember when the Disb. Offcr forgot the combo to his safe the morning we pulled into Bremerhaven Germany. Th
Name :   Ronald Eckman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   rone@pscofky.com
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Name :   Stephen D. Trotter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968-1969. Left to go to Radioman A School just before the 69 Med Cruise.
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   strotter13@hotmail.com
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Comments :   My brother and I both served aboard the Francis Marion at the same time. Same division, same watch section. Many fond memories. Anybody remember Apollo Eight and Rio??????
Name :   Tom Krwawecz
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968 to 1972
Rate / Rank :   mr3
E - mail Address :   tomsr@bluegravity.com
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Name :   Hal E.Freisner
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1973-1975
Rate / Rank :   SH3
E - mail Address :   halman@sktc.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   First Ship of My Twenty Years. And a Fine One at That. Fond Memories Wonder if the Spanish Navy enjoyed her as much as I did?
Name :   jim buckland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   10/68 to 6/72
Rate / Rank :   HT 1
E - mail Address :   jimlindab10@msn.com
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Comments :   i am looking for a guy nickname of bimbo he was from truckee, ca. and was also in R div. 1971 to 1973 would appricate any help
Name :   vic f. hernandez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   12/76 - 9/79
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   imbubu1@hotmail.com
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Comments :   thought i filled one of these out once - life is good and i hope all is good with everyone i knew back aboard ship - some crazy times we had
Name :   Bob Jones
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   67-71
Rate / Rank :   SF5 (HT5)
E - mail Address :   jibs@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   Some on board knew me as Jibs thanks to Lin Warren
Name :   Jim Cordray
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Oh Yes !
What Years? :   68-71 Ret.in the Res.2002-22+ yrs.
Rate / Rank :   SFP- 3
E - mail Address :   jccord@adelphia.net
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Comments :   I remember lots of good memories aboard the FOX I remember hitting the beach alot , I dont remember coming back , L O L !!!
Name :   Scott Benson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   May 1969 to Nov 1973
Rate / Rank :   Bm 3
E - mail Address :   RSford34@aol
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Comments :   
Name :   Allen Gregg
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967-68
Rate / Rank :   seaman
E - mail Address :   jharrisgregg@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Please send any information reguarding the ship and crew or activities pertaining to the ship.Thanks, Allen Gregg
Name :   Brian Campbell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974-1978
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   gahnzo55@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Many good times aboard the Swamp Fox. Got to see some of the world, Silver Jubilee, Amsterdam, Puerto Rico, Mardi Gras, and of cours Gitmo
Name :   Dale A. McLean
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970-1973
Rate / Rank :   e-3
E - mail Address :   d_a_mclean@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Looks like you guys have done a good job,,thanks
Name :   Pillsbury,David
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 1963 Plankowner. Was aboard during the Cuban missle crisis.
Rate / Rank :   E4 Engineman
E - mail Address :   david_pillsbury@yahoo.com
web site URL :   Aol
Comments :   Had a really good time aboard this ship. Lots of good liberty ports.
Name :   Bob Maier
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   9/68 to 2/71
Rate / Rank :   PN2
E - mail Address :   moomaier@comcast.net
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Comments :   
Name :   Don Brinkman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968--Dec.1969
Rate / Rank :   MR3
E - mail Address :   doneb46@earthlink.net
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Name :   Wayne W Sterling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972-1973
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   wambat31@hotmail.com
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Comments :   Married with two daughters (oldest child deceased)and five grandchildren. Live in Colorado Springs Colorado. Working in Law Enforcement.
Name :   Lincoln V Kershaw
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 - 1963
Rate / Rank :   EN3
E - mail Address :   LinKKershaw@Cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Transfered to PIB RON 12 Staff driver & Commodore Gig EN 3
Name :   John J Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1965
Rate / Rank :   SA
E - mail Address :   muzler@comcast.net
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Comments :   It is good to see several sites about the Francis Marion. We went on a Med cruise in 1965 and to Gitmo in the fall/winter of 1965. I would like to reach Bob Defendi and Bob Shipley (also deck apes like myself).
Name :   David A. Stephans
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 to 1965
Rate / Rank :   EN2
E - mail Address :   dstephan@localnet.com
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Name :   Elmer Luedke
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964-1966
Rate / Rank :   BT2
E - mail Address :   yutchjr2@wmconnect.com
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Comments :   Had two great years serving aboard the Francis Marion
Name :   Craig Bartholomew
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Not sure of the year. Attached with Marine BLT on Med Cruise early 1970s.
Rate / Rank :   Lance Corporal
E - mail Address :   Craig1142000@Yahoo.com
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Comments :   Lot of great memories while aboard this fine ship.
Name :   Tom Hawkins
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1966
Rate / Rank :   E2
E - mail Address :   tjhawk1@comcast.net
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Comments :   Started on deck force, was serving in photo lab when I left for A school in Pensacola, FL, January, 1967. Returned to ship and transferred to Newport, RI.
Name :   Jack Viera
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1966 - 1969
Rate / Rank :   LTjg
E - mail Address :   jack.viera@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Great website, just found out about it and will tell others! Sorry I missed the reunion in Boston and Norfolk
Name :   George A. Odell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   70-74
Rate / Rank :   ETR2
E - mail Address :   g.odell10@verizon.net
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Comments :   
Name :   Thomas Sutherland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976-1979 Decomm crew
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   tsuth64@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Lots of great times aboard Frannie Mae. Looking to hear from shipmates, particularly from the deck gang. I got to speak to Doc Withrow a few months ago. We had some great softball teams for sure.
Name :   Lou Paris
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1978 - 79
Rate / Rank :   OS2
E - mail Address :   LoupJr@midsouth.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   She was old, but still servicable by the time I boarded. Unfortunate collision ended her service to the U.S. Navy. Spain used her for about another decade after that.
Name :   Craig Warock
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972 - 1974
Rate / Rank :   IC-3
E - mail Address :   craigwarnock@reddotcorp.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Charles Lucas
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1966 - 1968
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   sk8waco@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Wayne Craft
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1968-1971
Rate / Rank :   ETR-2
E - mail Address :   craftydog@mindspring.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Email me and lets talk!
Name :   Bob Carmody
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   69-71
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   lorrobmar@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I remember all the great times we had in the Med.All the guys in boat division were great.
Name :   Bill Zuidema
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   !967-1969
Rate / Rank :   RD3
E - mail Address :   bzuidema@tucker-usa.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Retired now and would like to hear from any of my old shipmates. I have a growing list of several Radarmen and ETs current addresses and would like to find more.
  
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