Name :   Louis C. Uribe
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1971 - 1973
Rate / Rank :   E-4 RM
E - mail Address :   L
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Quentin Scott-Smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   MS3
E - mail Address :   scottsmithq@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Butch Freeman Tex
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-63
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   butelp@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   We were part of the Cuba/Russian blockade ... I spent my time running messages to operations and praying that we didnt have to fight the Russian ships.
Name :   Gerald (Jerry) Baron
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963-1966
Rate / Rank :   E-4 3rd Class Shipserviceman
E - mail Address :   food802@charter.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Would love to hear from some of my Navy buddies...
Name :   Wayne H. Hamberg
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   High School JrROTC
E - mail Address :   wayne.hamberg@outlook.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was a member of the Marine Military Academy band and we had the pleasure of staying on the Francis Marion in 1978 in New Orleans while performing at the Marti Gras. Didnt know who Francis Marion was at the time so it gave me a great history lesson. Wond
Name :   william j. Bohemier
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969-1971
Rate / Rank :   LI3
E - mail Address :   billbo49@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Great shipmates
Name :   Frank J Jessie III
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969 - 1970
Rate / Rank :   PFC USMC
E - mail Address :   frank.jessie3@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   The Francis Marion was the first ship I embarked on. For exercises in Puerto Rico as a member of 2d Mar Div G-3 Ops. I fell in love with this ship and saw it in Spain after she was sold to that country.
Name :   Ben Jarosz Jr
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   01/67 - 10/68
Rate / Rank :   SK2
E - mail Address :   bjarosz@nycap.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Would like to hear from any of my friends. Willy Horrellino, Randy Mann, Dave Clark, Don Shaffer, Dave Sucher, Maxwell, Carpizo, Bob Hoops, WO Franklin. Thanks
Name :   Kenneth Orsino
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Dec. 1967 - April 1969
Rate / Rank :   CS 3
E - mail Address :   Kmorsino@atlanticbb.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was on board during Appolo 8 cruise ( secondary pick ups) transferred to NAS/ NATC Pax river, Maryland discharged 1971 as a CS 2
Name :   Bruce Brebner
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1966/1968
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   steve luty
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961 1962
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   stluty@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   see ya all soon
Name :   Anthony (Tony) Helinski
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972-1974
Rate / Rank :   EM2
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Aldene (Dean) Hudson Jr
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963-1966
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   donnaanddean@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   www.hudsonsfamilybarbers.com
Comments :   Sorry to see some of my shipmates have past away. Just browsing remembering the good times.Dont seem to recall the bad times.
Name :   Stone, C.W.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1965-1969
Rate / Rank :   SM2
E - mail Address :   firedoc1947@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Looking for former shipmates, any division. Richardson SM2 (Phibron 4), Cunningham SM2
Name :   LEO GESSFORD
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   1965
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   EN
E - mail Address :   GESSFORDLEO@YAHOO.COM
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Michael Rose
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976 thru 1979
Rate / Rank :   SH PO3
E - mail Address :   mikerose44too4@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   First Ship, worked in S-3 division. Made some friends and have since lost touch with them. Im hoping, maybe I can reconnect with them here.
Name :   David Thomas
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   TAD from 1976 - 1977
Rate / Rank :   AA
E - mail Address :   marylanddbt@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was aboard LPA 249 late 1976 until ordered to the USS America in 1977. While aboard worked w/ 1ST div. painting and painting and painting. (1) 2-3 Day cruise with Officer training.
Name :   Marshall Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1965-1968
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   Mc4834325@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Good to know there is still some interest
Name :   Henry R. Clark jr (HANK}
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969-1972
Rate / Rank :   GMG2
E - mail Address :   hclark26@netzero.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   miss it....was a great experience. miss all the 4th div. whackos.... even POSTY the redneck.... see ya all in heaven.....I hope. e-mail me anytime
Name :   Jim Sanders
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1/70 - 10/72
Rate / Rank :   Ltjg
E - mail Address :   jsanders63@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   2nd Div. officer / Legal officer
Name :   Harry Reasinger
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   @1969-1970
Rate / Rank :   Sgt E-5
E - mail Address :   hreasinger@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was one of 5 admirals orderlies attached to ComPhibGrpTwo.I was the admirals driver. We made one med cruise during that time.It was the first ship I had ever been on.
Name :   Michael Rose
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   06/1976 to 01/1979
Rate / Rank :   Sh3
E - mail Address :   mikerose44too4@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I welcome to correspond with any former shipmates.
Name :   David Lewis
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   david@davidlewisjr.com
web site URL :   http://davidflewis.myorganogold.com/
Comments :   thank you for putting this together
Name :   Greg Perkins
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969-1971
Rate / Rank :   RD3
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Gary Glass
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   72-74
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   postalblue@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Frank L. Calvin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963
Rate / Rank :   L/Cpl USMC
E - mail Address :   FCalvin@aol.com
web site URL :   www.theruberbandgym.com
Comments :   LanForMed 3-63. Spring, summer and Fall of 1963
Name :   David Hettel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969-1971
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   sedwick107@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Bill Myre
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962~1963
Rate / Rank :   FA~IC1
E - mail Address :   wmyre@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Looking for B, M & E Div crew from 61 and 62...
Name :   LeRoy Blowers SR
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970-71 Med ( USMC )
Rate / Rank :   PFC
E - mail Address :   leroy19512000@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   on Med Cruise, training and landings, Turkey, Sadinea, Malaga Spain, Valencia Spain,Barcelona Spain, Corsica, France Malta Crete, Greece
Name :   Gary Edwards
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Sep 1971 - Jan 1975
Rate / Rank :   OS2
E - mail Address :   Gary_D_Edwards@Yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   First assignment out of A School. Kevin, if you see this send me an Email.
Name :   William Bill Myre
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   IC1
E - mail Address :   wmyre@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Kenneth C. Aiken
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   July 1962 to Feb 63
Rate / Rank :   PN2
E - mail Address :   kenaiken@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Assigned to EPERS/EDUCATION/OPS kenaiken@sbcglobal.net
Name :   Eugene McElligott
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1974-1976
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   macs5@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Made a couple Carribean cruises and went to shipyard in Baltimore .
Name :   George Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965 to 1968
Rate / Rank :   e-3
E - mail Address :   gleonjohnson@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Have been here before, and wondering if anyone remembers 3RD division. Also when I came aboard in 65 someone hang them self in shaft near the fan tail.
Name :   Scott L Edwards
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1978-1979
Rate / Rank :   QM-SA and QMSN
E - mail Address :   scottle564@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Plank owner
Name :   Stan Epperson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1978 NATO Cruise
Rate / Rank :   E-5/ Sgt USMC
E - mail Address :   cbatheart@ymal.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Ammo Co,2nd Supply Bn., 2nf FSSG
Name :   Henry R Clark jr (HANK}
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   69-72
Rate / Rank :   GMG2
E - mail Address :   hclark26@netzero.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Had a great time with great people. GOD bless you all HANK
Name :   Bruce Checca
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Feb.71-Oct.72
Rate / Rank :   ETN3
E - mail Address :   bruce.checca@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   David Thomas
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Fall of 1976 - outa Great Lakes TAD until Winter of 1977 tranfered to the USS America, Ships Company DIV 1. Myself & others laid out a great deal of red lead & haze gray paint during my stay.
Rate / Rank :   AA -E2
E - mail Address :   marylanddbt@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   A nice trip down memory lane
Name :   Larry Reeder
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   76 to 79
Rate / Rank :   HM2
E - mail Address :   reeder.larry@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Quentin Scott-smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   78-79
Rate / Rank :   Ms
E - mail Address :   scottsmithq@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Ralph D. Curtin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963-1965
Rate / Rank :   ETNSN
E - mail Address :   drrcurtin@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Would like to appear in ships crew list. Was in OE division.
Name :   sal
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   finazzo
What Years? :   5/72----9/73
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   sfinazzo@wyan.org
web site URL :   
Comments :   best times of my life on the Swamp Fox.. lets chat, where you guys at ..Al Leasy, Mike Storm, Bob Berger, robert Burgess, Ed Schmidt
Name :   Russell McGee
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   MMFN
E - mail Address :   russellmcgee@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   It was my first command out of MM-A school in 12/77. I was on the throttle watch in the engineroom when we were struck by that other ship. What a command.
Name :   Rich Ford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   67-71
Rate / Rank :   QM3
E - mail Address :   brohomer@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Sig Case
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1960-1962
Rate / Rank :   YN3
E - mail Address :   sigcase@windstream.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Pre-commission crew and shakedown cruises, training exercises thereafter, Hurricane Carla relief. Worked for CDR Perez in Operations.
Name :   Cederberg Phil
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Norfolk Vir.
What Years? :   June 1966-May 1968
Rate / Rank :   EN-3
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   Snipe on PaPa boats10,12 on the One-Alphas . Ships duty down in the reefer shop
Name :   gerald brueggen
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968 1972
Rate / Rank :   sfp3
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Charles Stanley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970-1973
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   cwstanl@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   terry conley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970-1973
Rate / Rank :   seamen
E - mail Address :   terryconleyon facebook
web site URL :   
Comments :   I need some help with info please contact me I need conformation letters as to witness of injury thanks terry conley if u know dan harris have him look me up plz