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 :   Jim Borenstein
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   no
What Years :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   borney@yahoo.com
Url Address :   http://www.geocities.com/fannymae249/yahoo_geocities__guestbook1.htm
Comments :   Please follow the Url above to View Older post Thank You Your Web Master James Borenstein
Name :   Donald M. Penny
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1961-1962
Rate / Rank :   Ltjg USN
E - mail Address :   dmp38@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was on the crew that put this ship in commission. I served as the Gunnery Officer for 4 months and as the Navigator for 8 months.
Name :   Bob "Stoney" Stonecypher
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1976-1978
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   miamibob13@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Some of the best years of my youth were spent on this ship. I would love to hear from anyone.
Name :   Glenn Brown
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1978-1979
Rate / Rank :   OSSN
E - mail Address :   brownclan@efni.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I came aboard for the Northern Wedding Cruise with about 4 others from the U.S.S. Saipan. Had a great time in Europe.
Name :   Doug Huntzinger
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   Summer 1969
Rate / Rank :   YN3
E - mail Address :   dwhuntzinger@cs.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Spent six weeks aboard (Med. Cruise). Out of 4 years service this was my only shipboard time. I loved every minute of it.
Name :   Peter 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 :   Assistant Navigator and CMAA, then selected for WO1, had to leave. Retired as LCDR selectee 1982. Comfortable ship to sail in.
Name :   Bob Stonecypher
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   76-78
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   miamibob13@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Wade Willingham...I remember Ltcmdr. Keith screaming at you G DAMN HAM WHAT THE HELL IS THIS.
Name :   Bill Snyder
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1960-62
Rate / Rank :   CDR
E - mail Address :   billnann@strato.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was the first of the pre-commissioning crew to report in.
Name :   teresa mogdis
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   no
What Years :   66-71?
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   teresa-mogdis@webtv.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   my father john pankow was a signalmen on this ship he died many years ago but a friend showed me this web site
Name :   Ray Kizelowicz
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   6/63 - 7/66
Rate / Rank :   IC3
E - mail Address :   raykiz@juno.com
Url Address :   875 Evergreen Circle
Comments :   The two things that stand out in my mind during my tour are: The fact that I reported aboard, with orders, 3 times and the "salt in the Chiefs coffee grounds" (Leoni should remember that).
Name :   John J. Latella
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   11/63 thru 11/66
Rate / Rank :   LTJG - Communications Officer
E - mail Address :   jlatella@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was looking for information about the Jack Tar Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC when I came across this web-site. Brought back a lot of good memories. Made me search for the cruise book from the 1965 Med Cruise, I was the editor by default. Also s
Name :   Duane Borchers
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   61-63
Rate / Rank :   ETN2
E - mail Address :   mdagco@starpower.net
Url Address :   www.marylandsilver.com
Comments :   
Name :   GLENN A . SNYDER
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   69/70
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   GASPUMPWELLTON@AOL.COM
Url Address :   
Comments :   5TH DIVISION BOAT COXSWAIN PL & LCVP & LCM X/O GIG COXSWAIN FOR CDR V.R.BUSH
Name :   Paxson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   6/77-8/77
Rate / Rank :   ENC
E - mail Address :   ChiefEngineman@Aol.Com
Url Address :   
Comments :   WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE RD/OS CHIEF THAT WENT TO PORTSMONTH ENGLAND IN 1977. I THINK HE WAS USN, SHIPS COMPANY. HE WAS A BIG HONKIE/WHAP TYPE OF A GUY. IF ANYONE KNOWS HIS NAME E-MAIL ME AT ChiefEngineman@Aol.Com Thanks
Name :   Bruce Paxson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   6-77 / 8-77
Rate / Rank :   ENC
E - mail Address :   ChiefEngineman@Aol.Com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Went to Portsmouth Eng. the summer of 1977. Anybody else out there go also? I was one of the 6 USNR`s from Dayton Ohio. We were on there over 8 weeks that summer
Name :   GERMANO, DAN
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-79 decom crew
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   the only os i knew was OSC LEE AND THEN THERE WAS OS2 FALCONE AND OS2 WOODS.THERE WAS AN ETC SPRY I REMEMBER.THOSE WERE THE ONLY ONES I REMEMBER BUT I COULD REMEMBER MORE WHEN I WASNT STONED BUT I DONT DO THAT ANY MORE.
Name :   SANFORD WARREN
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   1975
Rate / Rank :   LT,MC,USNR
E - mail Address :   castine2@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   We made a cruise to Gitmo, stood off Vieques I, and put in to San Juan. Capt. was Eugene Rueff. I was the ship's doctor. Now Capt, MC, USNR-Ret.
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 :   My years on Francis Marion included the 1977 Her Majesty's Jubilee in Portsmouth, UK and our visit to New Orleans during the Mardi Gras. By Fat Tuesday, I couldn't get out of my rack. I recall the time someone lifted expensive audio equipment from the Shi
Name :   Dave Brush
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   '74-'79
Rate / Rank :   ETR2
E - mail Address :   ToppTek@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was on the Portsmouth cruise, but I don't remember an OS chief. I remember an OS1 MacClellan, but I think he left before then. He's signed the guestbook, check the old posts.
Name :   Dave Brush
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   '74-'79
Rate / Rank :   ETR2
E - mail Address :   ToppTek@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   There were three ETC's while I was aboard, Chief Selby was first, then Spry made chief in about '77. After Selby left in '78 we got ETCS Freeman until I left. Sorry to say I've lost track of them all.
Name :   Dave Brush
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   '74-'79
Rate / Rank :   ETR2
E - mail Address :   ToppTek@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   The audio gear stolen was a TEAC reel-reel recorder from the ship's entertainment room. They hung it over the stern and the rope broke. After they were done investigating the theft, the FBI returned it to the ET shop still full of seawater, and corroded s
Name :   Dave Brush
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   '74-'79
Rate / Rank :   ETR2
E - mail Address :   ToppTek@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   The recorder was corroded so bad it was totally useless. Divers found it underwater. They wrapped it in a plastic bag and it didn't even dry out. We never did get it working again!
Name :   Ken McClelland,OS1,USN(Ret)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   1973-76
Rate / Rank :   OS1
E - mail Address :   kmcclelland1@mindspring.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Served as LPO OI Division 1973-76. Had the honor to serve with a outstanding RADAR GANG!Departed the LPA-249 27 Feb 1976 upon Retirement USN.
Name :   Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-79 (decom crew)
Rate / Rank :   sn (later Et3 in the reserves)
E - mail Address :   dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   ...dont remember that happening...dont really remember reality during that period of time.Sometimes i wonder how i survived but then again 80% were dopers back then.i could tell some stories.Is that true about DK1 Spencer?
Name :   John Goodlett
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   Sn
E - mail Address :   jhwheels@dreamsoft.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Just the thought of her(the general) excites me.
Name :   Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   shsn
E - mail Address :   dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Anyone remember when NIS came aboard many times to investigate drug dealing?BT3 Showell was an NIS agent orchestrated the bust. Many had summary court martials over that.
Name :   griffey(known as stoney)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   73-78
Rate / Rank :   special agent
E - mail Address :   dpaul@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   YES there were some arrests back then.That dude Landry got 5-15. He thought he could fly away from us.There was some trafficking going on there.
Name :   Paul Lamza
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1962
Rate / Rank :   Marine
E - mail Address :   plamza1016@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Cuba blockade, was to go to Med cruise 1962, left Sunnyside to Med ended up floating around finally ended in Mayport Fla,Anyone remember?
Name :   Michael Neyman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1972/73
Rate / Rank :   ship's coreman
E - mail Address :   meln1951@aol
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   John R. Newman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1970-72
Rate / Rank :   Radarman / PO3
E - mail Address :   newmanjr9@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   hello to my fellow shipmates.
Name :   James Hubel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   9/62-7/64
Rate / Rank :   SK3
E - mail Address :   NHUBEL883@aol.com
Url Address :   22013 Lakeview,St. Clair Shores,Mi
Comments :   Looking for sksn from 62-64
Name :   Bob "Stoney" Stonecypher
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   76 - 78
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   miamibob13@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Where are all of you guys at?E-Mail me miamibob13@yahoo.com
Name :   Michael H Neyman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   72-73
Rate / Rank :   Corpsman E4
E - mail Address :   MHN bypass
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Michael H. Neyman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   73-74
Rate / Rank :   Hospital Corpsman E-4
E - mail Address :   MHN bypass@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   CARIB1-73 PANAMA and CURACAO 1974 EXCERCISE "SOLID SHEILD' training off North Carolina After the Navy I received my degree in Cardiovascular technology and BA in Management of Healthcare Services.I've spent the last 25 years as a Board certified Clinic
Name :   Louis F Febbo
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1963 to 1965
Rate / Rank :   SK3
E - mail Address :   jeepers52@cs.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   W. Mike Smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1970-71
Rate / Rank :   DK2/3
E - mail Address :   msmith@inarchitechs.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Toloun, France; Barcelona, Spain; GTMO; Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; Columbia. Where are you Dan Duran. CAPT R.D.Pace, Commanding
Name :   JIM BUNTROCK
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   ABSOLUTELY
What Years :   JAN. 71 - AUG. 73
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   JBUNTROCK@ACERECON.NET
Url Address :   
Comments :   I HAD THE "TOP WATCH" WHEN WE LOST LUBE OIL PRESSURE COMPLETELY. WE HAD TO BE TOWED BACK TO ROOSEVELT ROADS, PUERTO RICO. CHIEF FORD WAS ON WATCH ALSO. YOU HAVE ALREADY LOCATED HIM. HE CAN VERIFY IT. I'M THRILLED TO HAVE FOUND THIS CITE. IT BRINGS BA
Name :   Wiley J. Hughes
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   68-71
Rate / Rank :   MR2
E - mail Address :   fxes79@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Raymond W. Rider
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1965 (Jan-July)
Rate / Rank :   ET / PO2
E - mail Address :   rwrider@midsouth.rr.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was aboard during the Med. cruise that began around Jan. or Feb 1965 that ended in Portsmouth, England around July 1965. I was a member of TACRON 22, part of the staff of Commander Amphibious Squadron Eight. I just found this link surfing for the ships
Name :   Stoney
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   76 - 78
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   miamibob13@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Dan; I tried to e-mail you but it did not work. I was in 2nd Div. BMC Legg, BMC Friend, BM1 Jones. Tony Fraise, Pat Fenix, Hernandez, Root, Cornbread, Also ran with SM3 Kevin Johnson, RM2 Brian Campbell Lt Al Knox, QM3 Paul Corrente Bob Fitzpatrick and o
Name :   Stoney
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   76 - 78
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   miamibob13@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Dan; I tried to e-mail you but it did not work. I was in 2nd Div. BMC Legg, BMC Friend, BM1 Jones. Tony Fraise, Pat Fenix, Hernandez, Root, Cornbread, Also ran with SM3 Kevin Johnson, RM2 Brian Campbell Lt Al Knox, QM3 Paul Corrente Bob Fitzpatrick and o
Name :   Thomas J Sutherland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   jawohl!
What Years :   76-79
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   tsuth64@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Man so amny names are familiar to me. I served in First Division. I'd love to hear from old shipmates. This is a great site! Boats Willingham...I too remember LCDR Keith screaming at you, but then again he screamed at almost everybody, hence the nickname
Name :   PETER MAYNARD
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   1961-1964
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   pmaynard3@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Larry L. Rice
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1967 -1969
Rate / Rank :   RD3
E - mail Address :   whlman@netzero.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   Aboard during the APOLLO-8 shot.