Name :   Lawrence Stoneberg
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   June 1966 to June 1968
Rate / Rank :   LTJG
E - mail Address :   lawrencestoneberg@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I served under Capt. Frame and Capt. Masica. Had a great tour on board.
Name :   Hartman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1970 1973
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   signalbridge5867@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Looking for some buddies
Name :   Jose M. Usea Salado
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   From 1990 to 2000 when this ship was to the Spanish Navy
Rate / Rank :   Sargento Primero MQS
E - mail Address :   JOSEUS@ono.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Grettings to all crews since her manufacturing. I have a lot of nice remembers of the time I spent there, was a very good ship.
Name :   Paul Corrente
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976 to 1979
Rate / Rank :   QM2
E - mail Address :   ppaawoodct@worldnet.att.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was a member of the final U.S. Naval voyage.
Name :   John E. McHugh
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961
Rate / Rank :   MM2
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Phillip Lee Williams
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1971
Rate / Rank :   QM2
E - mail Address :   philliplwilliams@netzero.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Donald P. Schwiesow
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1975
Rate / Rank :   CSSN/E3
E - mail Address :   SirDon89@optonline.net
web site URL :   www.alpost1029.org
Comments :   
Name :   Art Bowen
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   DK2
E - mail Address :   abowen2@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was sent over TAD from the Nimitz because FM was making a 4 month cruise but desperately needed a DK2 because of the Mid-Shipmen aboard. Do you remember when the Disb. Offcr forgot the combo to his safe the morning we pulled into Bremerhaven Germany. Th
Name :   Ronald Eckman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   rone@pscofky.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Stephen D. Trotter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968-1969. Left to go to Radioman A School just before the 69 Med Cruise.
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   strotter13@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My brother and I both served aboard the Francis Marion at the same time. Same division, same watch section. Many fond memories. Anybody remember Apollo Eight and Rio??????
Name :   Tom Krwawecz
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968 to 1972
Rate / Rank :   mr3
E - mail Address :   tomsr@bluegravity.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Hal E.Freisner
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1973-1975
Rate / Rank :   SH3
E - mail Address :   halman@sktc.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   First Ship of My Twenty Years. And a Fine One at That. Fond Memories Wonder if the Spanish Navy enjoyed her as much as I did?
Name :   jim buckland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   10/68 to 6/72
Rate / Rank :   HT 1
E - mail Address :   jimlindab10@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   i am looking for a guy nickname of bimbo he was from truckee, ca. and was also in R div. 1971 to 1973 would appricate any help
Name :   vic f. hernandez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   12/76 - 9/79
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   imbubu1@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   thought i filled one of these out once - life is good and i hope all is good with everyone i knew back aboard ship - some crazy times we had
Name :   Bob Jones
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   67-71
Rate / Rank :   SF5 (HT5)
E - mail Address :   jibs@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Some on board knew me as Jibs thanks to Lin Warren
Name :   Jim Cordray
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Oh Yes !
What Years? :   68-71 Ret.in the Res.2002-22+ yrs.
Rate / Rank :   SFP- 3
E - mail Address :   jccord@adelphia.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I remember lots of good memories aboard the FOX I remember hitting the beach alot , I dont remember coming back , L O L !!!
Name :   Scott Benson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   May 1969 to Nov 1973
Rate / Rank :   Bm 3
E - mail Address :   RSford34@aol
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Allen Gregg
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967-68
Rate / Rank :   seaman
E - mail Address :   jharrisgregg@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Please send any information reguarding the ship and crew or activities pertaining to the ship.Thanks, Allen Gregg
Name :   Don Waugh
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   69/70
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   oldman19518@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   was in marine corps. aboard francis marion. med cruise.
Name :   Brian Campbell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974-1978
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   gahnzo55@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Many good times aboard the Swamp Fox. Got to see some of the world, Silver Jubilee, Amsterdam, Puerto Rico, Mardi Gras, and of cours Gitmo
Name :   Dale A. McLean
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970-1973
Rate / Rank :   e-3
E - mail Address :   d_a_mclean@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Looks like you guys have done a good job,,thanks
Name :   Pillsbury,David
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 1963 Plankowner. Was aboard during the Cuban missle crisis.
Rate / Rank :   E4 Engineman
E - mail Address :   david_pillsbury@yahoo.com
web site URL :   Aol
Comments :   Had a really good time aboard this ship. Lots of good liberty ports.
Name :   Bob Maier
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   9/68 to 2/71
Rate / Rank :   PN2
E - mail Address :   moomaier@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Don 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 :   Wayne W Sterling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972-1973
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   wambat31@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Married with two daughters (oldest child deceased)and five grandchildren. Live in Colorado Springs Colorado. Working in Law Enforcement.
Name :   Lincoln V Kershaw
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 - 1963
Rate / Rank :   EN3
E - mail Address :   LinKKershaw@Cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Transfered to PIB RON 12 Staff driver & Commodore Gig EN 3
Name :   David Pillsbury
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   July 1961 to April 1963
Rate / Rank :   EN-2
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   Plank Owner. Was aboard this ship when we were part of the Cuban blockade.
Name :   John J Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1965
Rate / Rank :   SA
E - mail Address :   muzler@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   It is good to see several sites about the Francis Marion. We went on a Med cruise in 1965 and to Gitmo in the fall/winter of 1965. I would like to reach Bob Defendi and Bob Shipley (also deck apes like myself).
Name :   David A. Stephans
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 to 1965
Rate / Rank :   EN2
E - mail Address :   dstephan@localnet.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Elmer Luedke
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964-1966
Rate / Rank :   BT2
E - mail Address :   yutchjr2@wmconnect.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Had two great years serving aboard the Francis Marion
Name :   Craig Bartholomew
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Not sure of the year. Attached with Marine BLT on Med Cruise early 1970s.
Rate / Rank :   Lance Corporal
E - mail Address :   Craig1142000@Yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Lot of great memories while aboard this fine ship.
Name :   Tom Hawkins
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1966
Rate / Rank :   E2
E - mail Address :   tjhawk1@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Started on deck force, was serving in photo lab when I left for A school in Pensacola, FL, January, 1967. Returned to ship and transferred to Newport, RI.
Name :   Jack Viera
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1966 - 1969
Rate / Rank :   LTjg
E - mail Address :   jack.viera@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Great website, just found out about it and will tell others! Sorry I missed the reunion in Boston and Norfolk
Name :   George A. Odell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   70-74
Rate / Rank :   ETR2
E - mail Address :   g.odell10@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Layne K. Marion
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   NO
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   FC2
E - mail Address :   marionl@peleliu.navy.mil or amylaynes@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Francis Marion is my tenth uncle I am currently in the navy. I would like to get some more information on him If anyone can help please shot me an email.
Name :   Thomas Sutherland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976-1979 Decomm crew
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   tsuth64@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Lots of great times aboard Frannie Mae. Looking to hear from shipmates, particularly from the deck gang. I got to speak to Doc Withrow a few months ago. We had some great softball teams for sure.
Name :   Lou Paris
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1978 - 79
Rate / Rank :   OS2
E - mail Address :   LoupJr@midsouth.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   She was old, but still servicable by the time I boarded. Unfortunate collision ended her service to the U.S. Navy. Spain used her for about another decade after that.
Name :   Craig Warock
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972 - 1974
Rate / Rank :   IC-3
E - mail Address :   craigwarnock@reddotcorp.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Charles Lucas
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1966 - 1968
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   sk8waco@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Wayne Craft
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1968-1971
Rate / Rank :   ETR-2
E - mail Address :   craftydog@mindspring.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Email me and lets talk!
Name :   Bob Carmody
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   69-71
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   lorrobmar@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I remember all the great times we had in the Med.All the guys in boat division were great.
Name :   Bill Zuidema
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   !967-1969
Rate / Rank :   RD3
E - mail Address :   bzuidema@tucker-usa.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Retired now and would like to hear from any of my old shipmates. I have a growing list of several Radarmen and ETs current addresses and would like to find more.
Name :   Paul OBrien-Kinsey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1965
Rate / Rank :   Lance Corporal
E - mail Address :   pobk@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Served on the USS Francis Marion as a member of United States Marines 2nd Recon Bn., as part of Marine Expeditionary Force of 2nd Battalion 8th Marines, assigned to the 6th Fleet.