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Name :   kaminski, thomas, f
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   oct-70 to apr-74
Rate / Rank :   SM3
E - mail Address :   tkaminski51@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Finally saw shipmates/buddies- Finally saw shipmates/buddies-for-life at the Norfolk reunion,,need to hear from long lost shipmates. for life at the Norfolk reunion
Name :   Donald L. Daigle
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   June 1961 to March 1963
Rate / Rank :   SK-3 E-4
E - mail Address :   daiglepep@wmconnect.com
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Comments :   Im happy to have found some of my old shipmate after all these years,looking forward to the New Orleans reunion.You guys been doing a great job getting this organize. Thank You
Name :   Tom Wetter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Plankowener 61-63
Rate / Rank :   SK3
E - mail Address :   tgwccfl@att.net
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Comments :   Helped get her ready for comissioning in Baltimore...What a crew we had there..
Name :   Frank A. Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   January, 1969 - January 1971
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   fgermano1@verizon.net
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Comments :   Im retired from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve (Bank Examiner). Hello 5th Division - Martin, DeHaven, Sleeper, Snell, Tabb, Snyder, Winner, Bittner, Mattson, Rielly, Rotolo, etc. Drop a line.
Name :   Vincent E. Valdez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976-1979
Rate / Rank :   E-3
E - mail Address :   bodiezbyvinny@yahoo.com
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Comments :   If you remember the (chico) please write to me.
Name :   Dennis Hoover
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967-1970
Rate / Rank :   FTG1
E - mail Address :   0262marden@insightbb.com
web site URL :   insightbb.com
Comments :   
Name :   Jim Bachman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   August 1978
Rate / Rank :   LCPL E-3 USMC
E - mail Address :   Rbach75584@aol.com
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Comments :   I WAS ON NATO CRUISE TO GERMANY AS WE LEFT MOREHEAD CITY NC. A STORM WAS HITTING THE COAST FOR ROUGH SEAS. DECIDED TO GREET VISTORS AS THEY LANDED BY HELO GREETED LT GENERAL AS MY GREATEST EXPERENCE
Name :   zSal
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Finazzo
What Years? :   71-sept73
Rate / Rank :   hm3
E - mail Address :   sfinazzo@wyan.org
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Comments :   call anytime, Greatest time of my life
Name :   bob massengale
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   71-73
Rate / Rank :   bt2
E - mail Address :   rbrt569@aol.com
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Comments :   
Name :   Peter Maynard
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-1964
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   pmaynard3@msn.com
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Comments :   I served with a great group of guys on this ship. Taggart, Etter, Martino, Kennedy. Where are you guys. I dont remember the names. EN and me shoot-out on watch? BT when I hit the buttons to the Boilers? Where are all the guys?
Name :   John McCarthy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969
Rate / Rank :   cpl./USMC
E - mail Address :   BOOKEE0947@HOTMAIL.COM
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Comments :   SERVED WITH 1/6 MARINES 2ND MAR/DIV ANY MARINES LIKE TO TALK? Had a great time in the Med.
Name :   Towne,William H.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1973-1975
Rate / Rank :   SK-3
E - mail Address :   lbear2@comcast.net
web site URL :   ?
Comments :   Served onboard U.S.S.Francis Marion LPA-249. My best duty station.
Name :   Cordell Franklin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   65-69
Rate / Rank :   dc-2
E - mail Address :   haymaker01@msn.com
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Name :   Finnegan , Joseph C.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Aye
What Years? :   1966-1968
Rate / Rank :   Deck-ape
E - mail Address :   
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Comments :   Would appreciate hearing from Darby,R.A. , Ortiz , Juan , and/or BM3 Cripps , W. , in order to facilitate communications with them : Thanx , Joe Finnegan ...
Name :   Brian Dillon
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1978-1979
Rate / Rank :   bmsn
E - mail Address :   vdillon@hvc.rr.com
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Comments :   I was transfered along with others after the starlight collision .
Name :   Phil Hahn
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   63-64
Rate / Rank :   CT3
E - mail Address :   philhahn0032@wmconnect.com
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Comments :   The collision at sea with the reefer ship. The old man kicked the ship into hyper drive, in order to impress reefer ships crew. I had a cast on from my waist to neck. When they hit the collision, fire and abandon ship alarms all at the same time, how was
Name :   robert blevin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1971
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   rab22454@aol.com
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Name :   Timothy M Dowling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968-1970
Rate / Rank :   BT3
E - mail Address :   tmld2004@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   Just updating my email address,already signed guest book,several years back.
Name :   Donald Richardson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1969
Rate / Rank :   SK4
E - mail Address :   drichardson14@hot.rr.com
web site URL :   URL
Comments :   APOLLO 8 RECOVERY,BECOMING A SHELLBACK AND WHO COULD FORGET RIO
Name :   John R. Harris
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   summer 1970, July I think.
Rate / Rank :   Midshipman
E - mail Address :   jrharris@mindspring.com
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Comments :   NROTC cruise from Norfolk to Rota, Spain, 4 of us I think. Jerry Noyes (?)was a pal; Hungerbuhler too or something. Was as dumb a kid as they come ... tried to read War and Peace, but somebody wanted to read it more than I did. Liked to hide in the trucks
Name :   Tim Bailey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964-1966
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   bbaile2@nycap.rr.com
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Comments :   1ST Div.
Name :   John A Gleason
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965-1968
Rate / Rank :   RD2
E - mail Address :   jagupsman@webtv.net
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Comments :   
Name :   mark k palmer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965/1967
Rate / Rank :   BT3
E - mail Address :   dammsamus@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Would love to here from the old crew. have a lot of old pictures.
Name :   M. Stoney Stonecipher
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   August 1962- June 1966
Rate / Rank :   M.M.-3
E - mail Address :   stowknee@aol.com
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Comments :   I remember a collision in 63 The Russian sub in the med. and the missle crisis
Name :   George Manning
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963-1964
Rate / Rank :   YNSN
E - mail Address :   Yeoman61@wfeca.net
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Comments :   Retired Naval Reserve, CWO3. Retired Federal Agent Have PHD in Criminal Justice
Name :   richard rendon
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1972-1974
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   sealion78045@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Good ship
Name :   James McBride
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1975
Rate / Rank :   Electronic Tech, Seaman
E - mail Address :   sheriff69@otsegocountymi.gov
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Comments :   Did Reserve duty on ship at Norfolk
Name :   Gene Mulvaney
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1962-1963
Rate / Rank :   ensign
E - mail Address :   genemulvaney@hotmail.com
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Comments :   I will never forget the cuban missle crisis.
Name :   Thomas R. Little
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   April 1969 - march 1973
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   thorbyl@hotmail.com
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Comments :   
Name :   Michael Rose
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976-1979
Rate / Rank :   Sh3
E - mail Address :   mikerose44@hotmail.com
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Comments :   Where is Sh1 Carpenter, Sh1 Martin, Sh2 Haynes, Sh2 Nicholson, Sh2 Lavarius, Sh2 Brezell, Sh3 Brandgee, Shsn May,Lt. Polley, Lt. Self,
Name :   Daniel A. Lake
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Norfolk VA
What Years? :   1977 to 1978
Rate / Rank :   RMSN
E - mail Address :   Redmen29@aol.com
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Comments :   
Name :   Mike Ski Krzyczynski
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968 - 1971
Rate / Rank :   DC2
E - mail Address :   mkrzyczynski@wi.rr.com
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Comments :   Good ship, good crew, Merry Christmas.....turn two. Apollo 8 recovery duty December 1968. All you shellbacks will remember.
Name :   Lamb, Randal L.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   71-74
Rate / Rank :   sn back then
E - mail Address :   UnRep4U2@aol.com
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Comments :   1ST Div, #2,3 4 Hatches, Forward Quad, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times my god the memories!! Maybe see yall in New Orleans.
Name :   gerald brueggen
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1972
Rate / Rank :   sf2
E - mail Address :   brueggensr@yahoo.com
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Comments :   
Name :   Leon Teague
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   8/68 - 1/70
Rate / Rank :   SFM 2
E - mail Address :   lkteague@hotmail.com
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Comments :   Two Med. trips, Apollo 8 and one heck of bunch of Fun with some swell guys.
Name :   Mike Lareau
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1973 - 1979
Rate / Rank :   BT2
E - mail Address :   MLareau117@aol.com
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Comments :   Allan Carnahan if you are out there? Gave me a E-Mail.
Name :   Velazquez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1962 to 1967
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   edve@rcn.com
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Comments :   
Name :   dan mayne
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   e-3
E - mail Address :   d.mayne@worldnet.att.net
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Comments :   i played guitar in the ships band and smoked dope every day
Name :   mark w. zwicker
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   decomision crew
Rate / Rank :   ht3
E - mail Address :   zwickah@aol.com
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Comments :   great time on the swamp
Name :   larry fisher
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   71-73
Rate / Rank :   skivvy-waver
E - mail Address :   larry.fisher@comcast.net
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Comments :   always looking for shipmates
Name :   wayne Litten
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   12/70 -1/73
Rate / Rank :   mm 3
E - mail Address :   wlitten@hotmail.com
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Comments :   had lots of fun got throwed in jail in Naples anybody remember admrials gig sinking in Carribiean give me a email anybody that was on the fox them years
Name :   John W Osborne
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   August 1969/ Norfolk to Rota, Spain
Rate / Rank :   Sgt. E-5 USMC
E - mail Address :   topCOp@aol.com
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Comments :   Med. Cruise w/ Fleet Marine Force 1/5 2 nr Mar.Div. S-2
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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