Name :   Jim McWhorter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   GMG2
E - mail Address :   jmcwhorterjr@neo.rr.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Was on the Franny Mae when she was broadsided by a freighter and was part of the decom and MTT crew for turn over to the Spanish.
Name :   Pridgen, Don
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   68-70
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   djp2@voyager.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   The Fox was the most steaming LPA in the Navy.
Name :   mike smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1974
Rate / Rank :   e-2
E - mail Address :   mfsmitty_2020@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   she had a slight list then, but id love to ride her again.
Name :   George B Fiebe
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1963-1965
Rate / Rank :   EN2
E - mail Address :   thnkchic@optonline.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Robert Ortiz USMC
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Carribean/ Cuba
What Years :   1962
Rate / Rank :   CPL-E-4
E - mail Address :   arlis7@pcmagic.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   Any marines on board during Cuban crisis, please contact me. LAN SPT BN 2nd mar div. Camp Lejeune, N.C. Robert Ortiz
Name :   JIM STAFFORD
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   6/61 - 10/63
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Guys, let me encourage you to register with Bob Martin (tinman61@juno.com, for the upcoming Francis Marion Reunion to be held in Norfolk, VA 10/16-19/03. You will be glad you did.
Name :   Stephen K. Royall
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes (Part of the Commissioning Crew)
What Years :   1960-1963
Rate / Rank :   MM2
E - mail Address :   royallco@insightbb.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Loved the Francis Marion. Some of my most vivid memories come from my time spent aboard the Francis Marion. The most memorable (of course) was during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I was in charge of the ships throttle during General Quarters. Loved going from
Name :   Tim Bailey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes 1st Div.
What Years :   6/64-6/66
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   beetle@capital.netId like to hear from any
Url Address :   
Comments :   Id like to hear from anyone of you deck apes I served with!!I remember a lot of names in 1st thru 5th Div. and a few others!
Name :   Cocchi, John
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   10/66-10/68
Rate / Rank :   PC3
E - mail Address :   
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Charles Gerlach
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   10/66-10/68
Rate / Rank :   DTSN
E - mail Address :   Sgt629@aol
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   AL Houle DC2
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   1968
What Years :   1967/1969
Rate / Rank :   DC2
E - mail Address :   Alsford@Cox.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   Spent time with the Feannet May while we were in the Carrebean and med. Fellow shipmates were Andy talish And Dine Horvath In R. Div.
Name :   Ed Bogard
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   73
Rate / Rank :   E-5
E - mail Address :   fast1380@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was aboard the USS Francis Marion in 1973 as part of a USMC group also working with 40 Commando Royal Marines from HMS Intrepid, she was a good ship with a great crew.
Name :   Frank Smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1970-1973
Rate / Rank :   OS2
E - mail Address :   franko214@comcast.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Peter S Kurpeski EN3
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   65-69
Rate / Rank :   EN 3
E - mail Address :   
Url Address :   
Comments :   I am in Boston MA Work 617-298-7400
Name :   John Hausfeld
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   `71-`74
Rate / Rank :   QM3
E - mail Address :   hausfeldjr@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   rick cummings
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   no uss rankin lka103
What Years :   1968 /1971
Rate / Rank :   supply / e5
E - mail Address :   mingsr252@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   did shakedown cruise 1968 with you guys and two med cruises really good to see our old rust buckets again. rick cummings
Name :   JAMES F. PRESTON
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   1968-1969
Rate / Rank :   QM-2
E - mail Address :   redskye39@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Apollo 8 and soooooooo many med trips. Espesially the one where we lost the main steam line coming back from Rota.
Name :   wayne litten
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   70-73
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   wlitten@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   hey anyone from those years give me a email
Name :   Mike Sabelhaus
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1972-1975
Rate / Rank :   ETN3
E - mail Address :   mgsabelhaus@attbi.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Great experience!
Name :   Bruce M. Yaremcho
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   71 - 75
Rate / Rank :   engineman E - 5
E - mail Address :   
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Dennis L. Furbee
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1971-72
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   dlfurb@ameritech.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was on Francis Marion several times with Marines from Camp LeJeune (1/6)
Name :   John J. Hawk
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   76-79
Rate / Rank :   BT 2
E - mail Address :   hawknest6@accn.org
Url Address :   
Comments :   Many good TIMES!!! Hope to see many Shipmates in Norfolk
Name :   Andre Gibault
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   67-68
Rate / Rank :   bt3
E - mail Address :   gibaulap@uwec.edu
Url Address :   
Comments :   i sure enjoyed my time on board and ...i would meet my future joanne in st .croix . i didnt know it at the time ;] am glad the frannie may made the 2 day stop there. i can still remember getting off the ship off of ft. storie . we rode the army ducks to t
Name :   richard clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1967-1971
Rate / Rank :   etn3
E - mail Address :   
Url Address :   
Comments :   spent 3 years and one day on board, much of it under captain Eugene 21-knot Massica. Had a good time on board going from port to port.
Name :   John Bedn\rczyk
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1966-68
Rate / Rank :   cs4
E - mail Address :   bednar@postoffice.ptd.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   james hubel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1962/1964
Rate / Rank :   sk3
E - mail Address :   jhubel35@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Mike Lovett
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1978- TAD
Rate / Rank :   QMSN
E - mail Address :   Fr8shaker111@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   TAD to Francis Marion for Northern Wedding. Had a great time
Name :   Dan Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   ...dont forget Kennis,Spry,Jennette,Gleason,Rogers,Yoe,Wilder,King,Ely,Rocky Taylor,Daniel Lake, Mulcahy,Smitty, and all you MOFO,s that want to party. I havent partied in ten years.
Name :   Dan Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1977-1979
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   dpg1993@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Someone in Norfolk needs to contact Stackhouse,Pauley,Mervine,Mccolgan,Lt. Hicks,Lt Knox and others in that area. I dont think they know about the reunion ...I will be there ..bring reefer please!!!
Name :   Mike Yost
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   OS3
What Years :   72-76
Rate / Rank :   OS3
E - mail Address :   myost54@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   JIM JOHNSON MINN.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   SEPT71-MAR75
Rate / Rank :   EN5
E - mail Address :   eajhjohnson@msn.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Refrig./Steam heat gang 72yard period,getmo,carib cruises,1500miles on in port feed pump from cuba to panama at 3 mph,the hydroplane craft hitting the reef,admiral refusing to come aboard when his ship went into the yards,but he was had to come a board.th
Name :   Kevin Brennan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   1971 - 1975
Rate / Rank :   OS3
E - mail Address :   Kevin_Brennan_2@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Hope to make it on the crew list found soon
Name :   JOSEPH MACLEOD
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   JULY 1970- DECEMBER 1970
Rate / Rank :   E-3
E - mail Address :   jmacleod@stny.rr.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   WAS ABOARD SHIP AS A PART OF A MARINE MED CRUISE.HAD SOME GREAT TIMES IN THE MED.... LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH ME. 106 PLATOON
Name :   Thomas Sutherland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1976-1979
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   tsuth64@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Just a wish for my shipmates for a Happy Holiday season and a safe, prosperous New Year! Also, a note to say that my family will be enlisting another member sometime in June or July! Wohoo
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes- Plankownet
What Years :   6/61-10/63
Rate / Rank :   BM3 - (1st Division)
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Heres wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Look forward to seeing everyone in Norfolk next October.
Name :   johnny gambill
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   
What Years :   
Rate / Rank :   e-4
E - mail Address :   johnradfx@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   aboard as a marine mem of ship and friends
Name :   whitney morrison
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   69-71
Rate / Rank :   GMG3
E - mail Address :   whitatcapecod@yahoo.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Let there be land!
Name :   Howard, Keith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   73-74
Rate / Rank :   qm/2
E - mail Address :   khoward@state.pa.us
Url Address :   
Comments :   RD #5 Box 366H Greensburg, PA 15601
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes - 1st Division
What Years :   6/61-10/63
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Hey guys, Bob Martin has put together another GREAT ship's reunion. If you haven't joined the Francis Marion Reunion Association, do so now. See you at Norfolk in October 2003.
Name :   Thomas F Kaminski
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1970-1974
Rate / Rank :   SM3
E - mail Address :   taki249@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Great to hear about the Franny Mae, great crew on board. Any time, just call to chat about her. Later, Ski.
Name :   SAL FINAZZO
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   YES
What Years :   1971--sept.73
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   sfinazzo@peoplepc.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Greatest time of my life.
Name :   Larry Lester
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   69-70
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   llester757@aol.com
Url Address :   113 Goose Hill Way, Smithfield, va 23430
Comments :   
Name :   Mike Ellis
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   1975
Rate / Rank :   RM1
E - mail Address :   mrellis@harrahs.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   I was only aboard for eight months 1/75 - 8/75. However, long enough to really enjoy REFTRA at GTMO.
Name :   hollenbeck
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   mark
What Years :   73-74
Rate / Rank :   cs2
E - mail Address :   mholle4324@aol.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Richard Hefner
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   aprox 1964,65
Rate / Rank :   SK2
E - mail Address :   badmojo@charter.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Jim Chatfield
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   yes
What Years :   1972 - 1975
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   seachaps@comcast.net
Url Address :   
Comments :   
Name :   Tom Panek
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   Yes
What Years :   '64-'66
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   tbpanek@hotmail.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Just curious about if there was anything on the Net and to my surprise I found this. Great. Made me find my Med Cruise book from 65.
Name :   Francisco Bernal
Were you aboard the Francis Marion :   After transfer to Spain: "Aragon"
What Years :   1981-1982
Rate / Rank :   Second Lieutenant, Supply Officer
E - mail Address :   bernal-peaslee@infonegocio.com
Url Address :   
Comments :   Congratulation for your page! I was looking for pictures of the prior life of the Aragon-Francis Marion and I found your page. I was in the crew of the Francis Marion- Aragon right after it came from the US. It was a nice boat to be in. Maybe you have
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.