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 :   Bob Martin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1961 - 1963 Plank Owner
Rate / Rank :   SFP2 R-Div.
E - mail Address :   tinman61@juno.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Welcome to the USS Francis Marion Web Page. The reunion in San Antonio was a great success! now it is on to Norfolk, VA for our next reunion. Please contact me about attending the reunion and be added to the Crew List.
Name :   marshall D. Keatts
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   72-75
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   traci_k1@msn.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   James W. Cordray
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   10-68 to 4-71
Rate / Rank :   SF 'P' 3 class
E - mail Address :   jccord@labyrinth.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   I just retired in the Navy Reserves, Dec., after 19 yrs - total yrs 23
Name :   Earl W. Bailey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   1963-1965
Rate / Rank :   PC3
E - mail Address :   BOOWAH@aol,com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Ship's Postal Clerk for Med Cruise of 1965 & Carribean Cruise of 1964
Name :   Vic F. Hernandez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1976-1979
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   imbubu1@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   stumbled on this site, thought it was great, to all who shared in the work and the fun like Mardi Gras, hello everyone, would love to know how many of us will be going to the reunion
Name :   Raymond Caprin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1976-1976
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   rcaprin@msn.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   looking for any old freinds who were on board at shipyard in Baltimore e-mail me
Name :   Raymond Caprin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1975-1976
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   RCAPRIN@msn.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   the last time i signed in i put the wrong date for my time on Francis Marion
Name :   Raymond Caprin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1975-1976
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   RCAPRIN@msn.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   the last time i signed in i put the wrong date for my time on Francis Marion
Name :   James G. DeGraff AKA "DE"
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   61-63
Rate / Rank :   SN 2nd DIV
E - mail Address :   degraff2@msn.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Letting everyone know my new email address. Sorry to have missed San Antonio. Sounds like a great time! Looking forward to the 2003 Reunion.
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   You Betcha
What Years :   6/61-10/63
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
Url Address :   202 Westfield Dr. Franklin, TN 37064
Comments :   Hope to see a lot of the Plank Owners at the Reunion in Norfolk in October. If you haven't made a reunion before, you just don't know what you are missing...Charge
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   6/61 - 10/63 1st Div
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
Url Address :   202 Westfield Dr. Franklin, TN 37064
Comments :   We have lost another shipmate. Joe Dorm CW4, retired with 26 years, passed away Wednesday night March 13th at his home, of a heart attack.
Name :   Kenneth 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 :   I was LPO OI division Jun73-Feb76.I had the privilage of serving with some Outstanding Raderman during this time!BZ
Name :   Stephan H. Smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   No
What Years :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   bushmaster@zoominternet.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   My Father, Paul Morton Smith, was on the Francis Marion; I'm really not sure when, I just remember hearing the name. He was a QM1 when he was medically retired, about 1967, I believe. He passed away in February, 1968. If anyone might remember him, or have
Name :   Richard Myre
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1961-1962
Rate / Rank :   MM2
E - mail Address :   Grampabear61@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I came to Swamp Fox from USS Chilton APA-38.What a differance. I'm proud to have served on board Francis Marion
Name :   Robert Hill
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   78/79
Rate / Rank :   sgt USMC
E - mail Address :   bobjulie@northnet.org
Url Address :   
Comments :   Served onboard during Northern Wedding/Boldguard (NATO).Was just off loaded in MooreHead City,NC,a few days before it had its collison in Cheasepeak Bay. Comm. Co. H&S Battalion
Name :   paul gibault
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   jan67-oct68
Rate / Rank :   bt3
E - mail Address :   gibaulap@uwec.edu
Url Address :   
Comments :   i had great time on the frany may and .........i would meet my future wife on carib 1 67. there are lots of fond memories from those 2 years on board and i have the pictures to prove it and a wife to ;] .it is nice to see pictures of the ship again . i do
Name :   Bill Mayes
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   10/66 - 2/68
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   mayesbill@msn.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Would like information about reunions.
Name :   David Braden
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1966-1968
Rate / Rank :   QM1/E6
E - mail Address :   david.braden@mindspring.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Gerald A. Bunn
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes - Navigator
What Years :   66 - 69
Rate / Rank :   LCDR (then)
E - mail Address :   GeraldBunn@compuserve.com
Url Address :   NA
Comments :   An experience I will never forget even though my life has been a series of marvelous experiences.
Name :   Jay Robbins (Robby)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Plankowner
What Years :   61 - 63
Rate / Rank :   RD2
E - mail Address :   robbinsdm@snworks.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Please put me on your mailing list.
Name :   Germano, dan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yeah, sometimes
What Years :   77-79 vaguely
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   FYI: Ms2 yoe lives in Jacksonville,Fl,I ran into FN Gleason in '81.I thought I saw FN burkett in '84 driving a UPS truck.I ran into Leonard Knott's brother in Charleston SC where I also saw Skains or Gaskins. I was installing burglar alarms in '86 and ran
Name :   Robert Shelly
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-decom
Rate / Rank :   HT3
E - mail Address :   yogi4207@excite.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   that was a hell of day in Mar. of 79
Name :   Bob Locke
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1961 Plankowner
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   galockes@netzero.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   Was not able to make the last reunion, but hope to make the Norfolk reunion.
Name :   Bob Locke
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1961 Plankowner
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   galockes@netzero.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   Was not able to make the last reunion, but hope to make the Norfolk reunion.
Name :   Arsenault, Joseph
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Plankowener
What Years :   
Rate / Rank :   BTCPO
E - mail Address :   arsenchas@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Good ship.Apleasure to operate
Name :   Arsenault, Joseph
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Plankowener
What Years :   
Rate / Rank :   BTCPO
E - mail Address :   arsenchas@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Good ship.Apleasure to operate
Name :   Clifton Juan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1978-79
Rate / Rank :   YN3
E - mail Address :   JUANC3@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Was onboard her when the "S**T hit the fan during the collision with the Greek freighter when returning from Mardi Gras '79! Also, was onboard for Solid Shield 78 & Northern Wedding '78. Have some great pics of NW! All shipmates from this period please gi
Name :   BarryMcGill
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   61-64
Rate / Rank :   BT/2
E - mail Address :   barry.m.mcgill@gte.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   Been to two reunions. Boilermen Rule.
Name :   Steve Cosman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   Late 74 to Mar77
Rate / Rank :   MSSN
E - mail Address :   Woodencrosscreat@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Looking for my old friends from the mess decks
Name :   Robert Dempsey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   02/62-01/64
Rate / Rank :   RD2
E - mail Address :   RADINS@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Some of the best times of life. I still laugh at the memorys.
Name :   Charles Leoni
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   '62-'65
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   charlesleoni@netscape.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   I am interested in hearing from crewmen in M and B division, who served during 62 to 65. What happen to you MM3 Melvin Wells, MM3 David Jones, MM1 Richard Boyd (you still owe me money), MM3 Carp, MM1 Provost, MMC Talaska?
Name :   Bill
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   10/66 - 2/68
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   familymayes@juno.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Changing e-mail address from last entry.
Name :   Clyde Dexter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   
What Years :   60-62 ?
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   timedmonson@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   My dad, Clyde Dexter, served on this ship somewhere between 60-62, he passed away in Dec. 1995. I would love to hear from anyone who may have known him. Thanks. Charlotte
Name :   George M. Kellenbenz
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1968
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   CaptianGeorge@erols.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I would like to contact my shipmates from 1968/69. Dave Kennedy, Al Audett, Andy Wenger, Dr Goss/Dentist I would greatly appreciate any assistance in locating these people. Thanks, George Kellenbenz
Name :   Warren A. Thomas
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   3/62 to 2/65
Rate / Rank :   FTG 3
E - mail Address :   wthomas7@san.rr.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Platkin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   pretty sure
What Years :   76-79
Rate / Rank :   qm2
E - mail Address :   bikeframer1@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Ref: The Big Drug Bust! I was framed I tell ya! Captain Martin I really was clean after all. (It was really Terry O'Neill!) Hi to all!
Name :   Joe Whitaker
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   61-64
Rate / Rank :   BM3/BM1
E - mail Address :   
Url Address :   
Comments :   Will attend next reunion
Name :   Dowling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   68-70
Rate / Rank :   BT3
E - mail Address :   MLD1211w@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Had great memories of those years aboard and the cruises,had a great division at that time,remember norfolk devoutly,but by another slang name if you know what i mean.
Name :   Brien Thompson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes.....many times!
What Years :   1965-1966
Rate / Rank :   US Navy dependant
E - mail Address :   brien_t@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   My dad was LT RG Thompson. My brothers and I spent many mornings on the pier waiting for APA 249 to dock. The crew was really neat! They had many parties for all the dependants.
Name :   whitaker,joe
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   (61-63)(64-66)
Rate / Rank :   bm3/bm1
E - mail Address :   joewhitaker@vol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   away all boats
Name :   Walter Har5rison
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1969 - 1972
Rate / Rank :   DC2
E - mail Address :   Wharris3170@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Walter Harrison
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1969 - 1972
Rate / Rank :   DC2
E - mail Address :   Wharris3170@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   So many Med Cruises
Name :   joe whitaker
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   aye
What Years :   (1961-1963)(1965-1966)
Rate / Rank :   bm3/bm1
E - mail Address :   joewhitaker@vol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   WE HAD LOTS OF BM,S. Where are they?
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yep & Proud of it.
What Years :   June 1961-October 1963
Rate / Rank :   BM3 - 1st Division
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Does anyone know what ever bacme of BMs Hall, Caldwell & Goodrich? Let me hear from you.
Name :   dan germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-70
Rate / Rank :   sn, sr, sa, sn (that order)
E - mail Address :   dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   just wanted everyone to know i am moving back to wilmington, nc. Hello juan, olivarez, stackhouse, mervine, hull,pramataris,lt.knox, lt. hazel, lt. hicks,smitty,Glenn, and everyone else i might remember later.
Name :   germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   dpg1993
Url Address :   
Comments :   anyone know what happened to mmfn weber? from minnesota? or milwaukee?
Name :   David Mauldin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   69-71
Rate / Rank :   rdsn,rd3
E - mail Address :   davenc1948@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   My first Med Cruise, the first time I saw the Parthenon. Whatever Happened to RDs Oliver. Greg Perkins, Blaise Vale?
Name :   Joe Whitaker
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   (61-64)(65-66)
Rate / Rank :   Bm3/Bm1
E - mail Address :   joewhitaker@vol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Plank Owner/Cwo4 Ret.