Name :   Stephen D. Trotter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   roger
What Years? :   1968-69
Rate / Rank :   Radioman E3
E - mail Address :   strotter13@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Robert Hauck
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   RD2
E - mail Address :   btbchauck@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Home Address: 3295 Rocky River Dr. Cleveland, Ohio 44111 Home Phone:216-941-6666
Name :   BOB HAMBOR
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1967 & 1968
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   bobhambor@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   worked in the ships office as a yoeman
Name :   charles boltz
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   med cruise
What Years? :   1969 -70
Rate / Rank :   sgt usmc
E - mail Address :   charlie17042@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Just reminissing and trying to find old friends i met on board
Name :   patrick fenex
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1976-1979
Rate / Rank :   E-4
E - mail Address :   pjf758@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   i came aboard as an a boatswainsmate in november of 1976. by september of 1978 i became a radioman. in 1979 i became a RM3. i remember vividly the collision with the greek freighter in early 1979
Name :   Phil Hahn
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963-1964
Rate / Rank :   CT3
E - mail Address :   phil_hahn@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Does anybody remember the collision at sea we had on the Med cruise in 63?? The saddest memory was just coming back from the Med cruise in Nov. 1963, and the announcement about President Kennedy being killed in Dallas over the 1MC.
Name :   Joe Green
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1975
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   jg3and2@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Enlisted 1973 FMF 1975 She was the first ship I served on Puerto Rico and Gitmo with 2/6 Marines. Great card games with ships company corpsmen. Went over the side on the nets then went ashore in Mike Boats.
Name :   Elmer Luedke
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   !965-1967
Rate / Rank :   BT3
E - mail Address :   yucthjr2@wmconnect.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was very happy to see the names of some men I served with on the crew list. Hope to be able to attend the reunion in 2005.
Name :   Robert Ritchey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1972-1974
Rate / Rank :   e2
E - mail Address :   lngtrans@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Casmer Konczak
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 - 1963
Rate / Rank :   SHC
E - mail Address :   konczal#sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Joseph DeCapua
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1960-62
Rate / Rank :   RN 3/Petty Officer Third Class
E - mail Address :   jcapua@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Earl Bailey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yers
What Years? :   1963-1965
Rate / Rank :   PC3
E - mail Address :   BOOWAH@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Link to Website where I have posted pictures http://www.us-navy-ships.com/amphibious/apa/apa_sailor.htm
Name :   james shaffer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   june 1973 to june 1974
Rate / Rank :   e-2
E - mail Address :   Jjap33@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   i would like to reach some on the guys that were on the uss francis marion lpa 249
Name :   Tom Cook
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   68-70
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   thcook@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Howard F. Cunningham Jr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Sept.1962 to Dec.1962
Rate / Rank :   SR
E - mail Address :   cunninghamfamily5@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Sept.1962 I reported on board U.S.S. Francis Marion APA 249 when this ship was docked at Norfolk Va.I worked on the deck force and I took part in the Cuban Missle Blockade Crises.I also took part in the crossing south of the equator cruise celebration.I s
Name :   Jim Finkelstein
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   Ensign/LTJG
E - mail Address :   jbf38@earthlink.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Great ship. Terrific plankowner crew. Good memories. Served in deck divisions and as navigator. Played CHARGE on trumpet over the 1MC when Swamp Fox was pulling away from unreps.
Name :   Dan M. GAy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967-1970
Rate / Rank :   E5
E - mail Address :   danhunterman@ aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   We traveled the carrib and the med on a regular basis. No baricles under our hull.
Name :   Jim McWhorter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   GMG2
E - mail Address :   jmcwhorterjr@neo.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   leo gessford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965
Rate / Rank :   en3
E - mail Address :   leosr@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Don E. Brinkman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-Dec.1969
Rate / Rank :   Mr3
E - mail Address :   doneb46@earthlink.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Gary L. Fornwalt
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963 - 1965
Rate / Rank :   `MM2
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   looking for shipmates?
Name :   Howard J. Cook, Jr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969-71
Rate / Rank :   FTG-3
E - mail Address :   hjcook1@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Senior Special Agent, Virginia State Police. Soon to retire 6/30/04
Name :   Gale Nore
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969
Rate / Rank :   DK4
E - mail Address :   gale.nore@irs.gov
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   poree
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970-1971
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   kirbyporee@cs.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   (504) 244-0351
Name :   Rick Hernandez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976 - 1978
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   rhernandez@cannongroup.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Its great to see some of the names of people that I served with. It would be nice to have some kind of a location as to where people live now. Maybe an e-mail address.
Name :   Peter W. Meade
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   I was aboard as an embarked Marine member of BLT 1/6 in LanForMed 2/63 (Mediterranean Cruise)
Rate / Rank :   CPL E-4
E - mail Address :   ncfcfc1@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I recall a change-of-command ceremony aboard Swamp Fox in the summer of 63. I was a cryptographer and spent alot of time in the CIC aboard. Good memories.
Name :   Ted Elliott
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   8/64 - 11/66
Rate / Rank :   ETR3
E - mail Address :   thelliotts@att.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   2 1/2 years on the Swamp Fox - a lifetime of memories - almost all good.
Name :   finazzo,sal
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   may 1971-sept1973
Rate / Rank :   hm3
E - mail Address :   sfinazzo@wyan.org
web site URL :   
Comments :   anyone know mike storm, jim schmidt, allacy, chief wilson robert burgess.
Name :   Ronald G Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes, med cruise
What Years? :   1969
Rate / Rank :   cpl usmc
E - mail Address :   cymry@netlink.net
web site URL :   ronsphotos.50megs.com
Comments :   Really enjoyed, being on ships at sea.(danish blood i think). love the ocean but am land locked now, except for lake Erie.
Name :   larry walrath
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   dec 1974-june 1975seaman
Rate / Rank :   seaman
E - mail Address :   wbeerman1@aol
web site URL :   
Comments :   I would like to be included on the ships crew list
Name :   David Witter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977-1979 Decomission Crew
Rate / Rank :   MS3
E - mail Address :   tootiewitter@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   sal finazzo
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   may 1971-sept 73
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   sfinazzo@wyan.org
web site URL :   
Comments :   remember the sinking of the Capts cruiser.
Name :   DENNIS NASUTI
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1965 TO JANUARY 1967
Rate / Rank :   SM2
E - mail Address :   nasutid@earthlink .net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Met ship while it was on 65 med cruise. Made trip inside artic circle (Bluenose). Remember a radioman went in drink while checking lcvp boat radios, resulting in real man overboard exercise. Use to break open homemade Marion Charge flag at every opportuni
Name :   Michael Clifford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   May - October 64
Rate / Rank :   E-2 USMC
E - mail Address :   mclifford@killington.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Deployed with A-1-6 for a summer Med. cruise. Had a great time.
Name :   Robert L. Paschall
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-1962
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   rsleep
web site URL :   person.net
Comments :   Plankowner
Name :   Bryon Bernhard
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1971-1972
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   bdb2115@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Carl E.ugh
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Plankowner 1961-1965
Rate / Rank :   SFM3--SFM2
E - mail Address :   cepugh@adelphia.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Hey Bob: How about section of Plankowners pictures during the last two Reunions!!! Carl
Name :   bill lineback
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   64-65
Rate / Rank :   RM 3
E - mail Address :   palineback@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   where is the Frannie Mae?
Name :   Dennis R Hodges
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1971-1973
Rate / Rank :   YN2
E - mail Address :   drhodges@ozarkmountains.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Just now decided to check to see what happened to the old ship. I was surprised to find out as much as I have on this site. I was a CYN when I came aboard but went with YN and became the legal clerk/court reporter for the squadron.
Name :   Richard Martin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967 to 1970
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   smarti@adelphia.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was in 5th Division, Also was gig coxwain for Capt. E.M.Masica. I also was aboard for the Apollo 8 Mission crossing the Equator and becoming a shellback. Rio on New Years Eve, never forget it.
Name :   Phillip Lee Williams
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968-1971
Rate / Rank :   QM2
E - mail Address :   philliplwilliams@netzero.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   What I remember most was that we were always steaming.I was able to enjoy the reunion in Norfolk in 2003 and I am looking forward to the next one in New Orleans.
Name :   Walter Hawkins
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967-1968
Rate / Rank :   BT4
E - mail Address :   laneandrita@adelphia.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   George Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes, with TACRON 22
What Years? :   Summer of 62 ????
Rate / Rank :   RM3 most likely
E - mail Address :   BluefishGeorge@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Disregard previous comments. That was remembrance of Boxer. FM was 4th ship. Loved A/C and visit to San Juan, maybe twice. Have photos taken in Rose Tattoo Hope I find them. God bless our troops and sailors
Name :   martin moskowitz
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968
Rate / Rank :   mm1
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   James Alexander
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Oct.61 thru Oct. 64
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   candleglo@ntelos.net
web site URL :   
Comments :