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Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Bob, Linda, Dick & Claire, thanks to you, the reunion was the best. Those who did not attend missed a really good reunion.
Name :   Jim Sanders
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   70 - 72
Rate / Rank :   Ens/Ltjg
E - mail Address :   jsanders63@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Still have fun telling stories about the Swamp Fox days.
Name :   WILLIAM CARPENTER
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1975
Rate / Rank :   E3 USMC
E - mail Address :   coldspringsfarmandpet@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   you were nice enough to take us to vieques and back (january through march 75), I believe the ship suffered mechanical difficulties on the way back which caused some extended liberty. really enjoyed my time on board though, great crew!
Name :   Ed Harte
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   April 1968 to April 1970
Rate / Rank :   LCDR,SC,USN
E - mail Address :   ednbetty@san.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   One of the most interesting and fulfilling tours of my 20 years of service. The ports that we visited are now big on the cruise boat schedules. The Fox rode like a cruise ship. For those shipmates that remember me, Ill be going to Nashville--hope to see y
Name :   gary dinnigan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965-1969
Rate / Rank :   cs3
E - mail Address :   garyd1031@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Bill Mcconney
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968/1970
Rate / Rank :   en3
E - mail Address :   wwmcconney@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   A-Div 2 med cruises,Apollo 8 recovery and lots of memorys
Name :   Donald Shaffer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1971
Rate / Rank :   Storekeeper 3rd class
E - mail Address :   farmer20@juno.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I served the time we went to pick up the Apollo 8,in the atlantic ocean. Then we went across the equator to Rio De Janerio. Iam looking for ship photoman. If you see this e-mail me please. Don
Name :   Tom Dexter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   tom_dexter@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My dad served aboard the Francis Marion in the early 1960s as an RM and an ET. I just found your website. Could you please add my Dad to your Meemorial Page? This is the info I have: Clyde Thomas Dexter ET2 Deceased: 12 Dec. 1995 He was proud of h
Name :   DUNN MICHAEL B
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1971 TO 1974CS
Rate / Rank :   CS3
E - mail Address :   575@SPTRUCKING.COMI
web site URL :   
Comments :   IWACOOKAS
Name :   Frank Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   January, 1969 to January, 1971
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   fgermano1@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was wondering if anyone has run into Curtis Peek, from Georgia. I remember he was in GSK. I also wanted to say hello to 5th Division - DeLuca, DeHaven, Sleeper, Gallagher, Bittner, Carmody, Rocosky, Winter, Decker, Alongi, Snyder, Toth, Freemen, Bennett
Name :   M. Fred Sledd
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   09/65 to 08/68 as Weapons Officer and Boat Group Commander.
Rate / Rank :   Ens / LTJG
E - mail Address :   fsledd@ultra-power.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Positive memories of my 1st Navy ship, with a couple SOLID COs. Retired from Navy Reserve Program with over 26 years of service.
Name :   Gerard J. Lamarsh
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1967 to 1970
Rate / Rank :   ETN2
E - mail Address :   deejer66@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Ive been looking for information about the Franny Mae for a long time. I even went to Norfolk for information. Great to have found this site. Please let me know of any future reunions.
Name :   Dowling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1970
Rate / Rank :   BT-3
E - mail Address :   tmld2004@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Those years was very memorable,and lots of fun overseas. Finally found this site again after all the hurricanes we have had down south.
Name :   stephen a widelski
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   no father was
What Years? :   62-65? Henry widelski
Rate / Rank :   yoman 3rd class
E - mail Address :   steadycobra@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Robert RB Middleton
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969-70 in the Mediterranean.
Rate / Rank :   E-4
E - mail Address :   rmiddleton_@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Please feel free to notify me if you were with 1st Battalion 6th Marines aboard the U.S.S Francis Marion or 2nd Battalion 9th Marines in Vietnam 1968-69
Name :   Charles A. Anderson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969
Rate / Rank :   LTJG
E - mail Address :   bxqx61a@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was the Navigator for a Med Cruise when the ship left Little Creek, Va. and made a 5 month Med Cruise that included stops in France, Spain, Italy and Greece. the regular navigator was ill with maleria and I was a substitute.
Name :   David K. Sutelan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   April 1964 to June 1965
Rate / Rank :   Lt., USN
E - mail Address :   david.sutelan@leclairryan.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Michael Rose
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1976-1979
Rate / Rank :   SH E-4
E - mail Address :   mikerose44@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Iam trying to locate LT(jg) Cowley.
Name :   sal finazzo
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1971 till sept.73
Rate / Rank :   hm3
E - mail Address :   sfinazzo@wyan.org
web site URL :   
Comments :   where abouts of mike storm, jim schmidt, al lacy, ted williams or any corpsman during 71-73. Remember the crew sinking the capt.s cruser, I got pictures and other good memory photos
Name :   Jim Hughes
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1971 -1975
Rate / Rank :   ETR2
E - mail Address :   jimhug@hughes.net
web site URL :   www.powderriverranch.com
Comments :   
Name :   terry staley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   northern wedding/bold guard cruise 78
Rate / Rank :   l/cpl
E - mail Address :   tsuwali@comcast.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   of the crew,i remember germano,sutherland,and stoney. i was w/lsg-4, and me and diggs and bush watched each others backs. left the corps in 93; never leaving tn again
Name :   Theodore Twigt
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972
Rate / Rank :   lance corporal Royal Dutch Marines
E - mail Address :   theodoro88@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   She was hot. I remember sweat and navy showers on the way to Viegues.
Name :   Mike Parker
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1975 - 1980
Rate / Rank :   CS2
E - mail Address :   mikepa47@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   John B. Da Grosa, Sr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Made a Med Cruise as part of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines from April to October 1963.
Rate / Rank :   Capt. USMC Ret.
E - mail Address :   fnational@earthlink.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   What a nice ship, almost new when we were abaord her..We had a great six or seven months.We had a million dollar cruise of a life time..
Name :   Frank Calvin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963. Landing Force Mediterranean 2-63. Served with A-1-6. 3rd platoon.
Rate / Rank :   Sgt
E - mail Address :   FCalvin@aol.com
web site URL :   www.stretchtofitness.com
Comments :   Some great memories from that cruise.
Name :   Larry Lester
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   68-69
Rate / Rank :   BM#
E - mail Address :   llester757@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Mark S. Theel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   IC2/PO2
E - mail Address :   marktheelsaturn@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   would like to knoe about your reunion plans. was there when the greek ship star light hit us. XO got messed up. he was a good dude
Name :   Larry Winchester
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1969
Rate / Rank :   Enfn
E - mail Address :   winchester1@charter.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Just updating. Hope to see a lot of you guys in Nashville in Oct. I live just south of Nashville in Columbia TN.
Name :   Larry Drechsler
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 to 1964 Plankowner
Rate / Rank :   EN3
E - mail Address :   ldrechsler@thpprint.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   e-mail ldrechsler@thpprint.com Address 463 Laredo drive Upper St. Clair, Pa. 15241
Name :   Warren Massey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1964 to 1966
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   maddawg1330 @yahoo
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was a dental assistant on board and doubled at times as a hospital corpsman. The fellows called me doc. I worked for Commander Robert Thompson he of course was the on board dentist.
Name :   Earl Bailey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963-1965
Rate / Rank :   PC3
E - mail Address :   BOOWAH@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   BOB GREGORY
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1964-1965
Rate / Rank :   LCDR
E - mail Address :   rhgusn@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was head of the COMM department and Administrative Officer during my time aboard.
Name :   Lawrence R. Brown
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   late 1964 and 1965 with BLT 2/8. Col Ord Commanding Officer.
Rate / Rank :   on ship E-2, ret.E-6
E - mail Address :   larryaz1@aol.com
web site URL :   www.reflectionsofhonor.com
Comments :   Served with Motor Traansport and the 81s Platoon of H & S Co. Got my Royal Order of the Blue Nose Cetrificate aboard her, and served the on the Northern Atlantic and into the Med on her. Looking for other Marines from H&S that served on her. in that peri
Name :   Jon Abeles
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   LT
E - mail Address :   jca527@fuse.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   North Atlantic Cruise - International Naval Review at Spithead, UK, Queens Silver Jubilee
Name :   Steve Jensen
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   June to July 1977
Rate / Rank :   MIDN 3C
E - mail Address :   steven.c.jensen@juno.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   USS FRANCIS MARION was my first at-sea experience, a Translant with port visits in Portsmouth, UK, Copenhagen, DK, and Bremerhafen, GE, then return to Norfolk, VA. It seemed like there were a hundred of us Midshipmen and we all got as good a Navy experien
Name :   phillip adkins
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1969 usmc
Rate / Rank :   CORPORAL
E - mail Address :   phil321@charter.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Jim Gillespie
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1974
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   jcjgill@ald.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   1974 wasnt the best year for the Frannie Mae or myself but I had the pleasure of serving w/some excellent sailors who showed me a lot of heart!
Name :   George M. Colucci
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   71-75
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   Zito7392@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Andy Briant
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   andy@briantmusic.com
web site URL :   www.briantmusic.com
Comments :   Served aboard her during Operation Solid 78 as part of NavChapGru detachment...
Name :   Albert N. Tester
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962-1966
Rate / Rank :   SK1
E - mail Address :   gdiamond2b@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Retired SKCM
Name :   DON DAVIDSON
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1963- MED CRUISE
Rate / Rank :   L/CPL
E - mail Address :   DAVIDSON32750@YAHOO.COM
web site URL :   
Comments :   IT WAS FIRST MED, BUT CERTAINLY THE BEST SHIP I WAS EVER ON. I DID MAKE 3 MEDS, AND VARIOUS OTHER CRUISES.
Name :   Shane Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   My father was
What Years? :   1961- 1964 I believe (Jeffery L. Clark)
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   lisanshane@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My father was aboard the USS. Marion and I am looking for any shipmates that may have known him. His name was Jeffery L. Clark and he was from Tonawanda N.Y
Name :   BOBBY LANNING
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1965, 1966, 1967
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   DUCKYDUCKZ@MSN.COM
web site URL :   
Comments :   I CAN BE REACHED AT; 6307 NW PACIFIC HWY, UNIT 58 WOODLAND, WA 98674 PHONE #360-225-3417
Name :   Murray D. Kent
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974-1978
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   barbkent@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I am interested in our reunion
Name :   John McMullen
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   66-68
Rate / Rank :   GMG1
E - mail Address :   jmcmullen@cavtel.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Retired from USN in 1985 as LCDR after being GMCS/CWO3. Would like to hear from ex shipmates who remember me.
  
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