Name :   JOSE CAPETILLO
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   AS A RESERVIST
What Years? :   LATE 70S
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   chemainchicago@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Mike Holden
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   
What Years? :   July 1966 May 1969
Rate / Rank :   Lt. jg
E - mail Address :   mikeholden@suddenlink.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Rick Glass
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Served onboard 1970-1973
Rate / Rank :   SM3
E - mail Address :   richard.l.glass@usace.army.mil
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Aldene (Dean) Hudson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   October 1962 thru April 1966
Rate / Rank :   RM Second class
E - mail Address :   donnaanddean@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   www.hudsonsfamilybarbers.com
Comments :   Sorry to hear about Clyde Dexter and Gene Schofield
Name :   John Benjamin Kidd (Ben)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Jun-Aug 77
Rate / Rank :   OS3
E - mail Address :   paxgoth@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was on Frannie Mae for Queen Elizabeths Silver Jubilee Cruise..
Name :   Henry Hayes
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   June 1974 - April 1978
Rate / Rank :   E-4 En3
E - mail Address :   hwh300x@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Loren L. Liston
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968 -1970
Rate / Rank :   EN2
E - mail Address :   LLL8114@embarqmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Ray Bryant
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963
Rate / Rank :   e3
E - mail Address :   raydb1944@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was a young marine stationed aboard 249 in the med
Name :   Theo Twigt
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1973
Rate / Rank :   Marine 1
E - mail Address :   theodoro88@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was a member of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, underway from Curacao to Viegues (Dom.)for combined excercition with the USMC
Name :   James R McConnell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-69
Rate / Rank :   LT Medical Officer
E - mail Address :   jmcconn@netins.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Edward Velazquez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1962-1966
Rate / Rank :   sa,sn,?h3,bm3
E - mail Address :   edvel1@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   David Stephenson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   June - December 1973
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   dstephenson@amaonline.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Served 6 months aboard Francis Marion waiting on Nuke School. It was a good initiation into life at sea.
Name :   Frederick Luebke
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1966
Rate / Rank :   HM2
E - mail Address :   Pasha101@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Served as a Hospital Corpsman with USMC 2nd Bn,2nd Mar, 2nd Mar Div. Peace Keeping in the Caribbean. Great memories of a fine ship and crew.
Name :   William H. Towne, Jr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   My father was a seaman aboard the LPA-249 09FEB1974-10FEB1975.
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   whtownejr@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Anyone with any stories, memories or pictures of my father I would love to hear/see them. My e-mail address is whtownejr@gmail.com. William Harry Townes dates of service on the LPA-249 was from 09JAN74-10FEB75 to where he was then stationed aboard the USS
Name :   Ellis Courtney III
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963-1965
Rate / Rank :   seaman/BM stricker
E - mail Address :   wdc3@att.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   The U.S.S.FRANCIS MARION is still a most enjoyable time of my life,real proud to have been aboard,is Stretch out there.
Name :   Dan Gay
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1967-1970
Rate / Rank :   SFP2
E - mail Address :   Danhunterman@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Great ship, Great crew. Went from boyhood to manhood very quickly. Id do it again. Be hard to beat the 1st trip through that stage of my life though.
Name :   Thomas Leroy Howell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   61-63
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   I am entering my fathers name. He has passed away in 1998. I am HMCS(SW/FMF) Anna Wakefield, CMC naval health clinic quantico, virginia
Name :   LEO GESSFORD
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1964-1965 I WAS IN A DIVISON.
Rate / Rank :   FN3
E - mail Address :   LEOSR@RASTELLIS.COM
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Charles V White
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Feb 1967 to May 1970
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   whitec50@knology.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Bob Mullikin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No, Dad was.
What Years? :   Unsure
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   Dad is Franklin (Dean) Mullikin
Name :   Helen Alt
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   no
What Years? :   67-69 i think
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   newme0407@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My father was Russell Tobias and I am very exicted to find this site so I can see one of the ships he was on.
Name :   David Darley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   OS2
E - mail Address :   irmadarley@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Hi guys. I wasnt a regular Francis Marion crewmember, but I did make a six week cruise aboard her while my regular ship was still in pre-comm status. I worked in Flag Plot for the admirals staff as we cruised to the North Atlantic in 77 to help commemorat
Name :   stanson graham
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968,1969
Rate / Rank :   bm 3
E - mail Address :   stansonplace@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   3rd division
Name :   Maurice Blount
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   mblount24@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My grandfather was Adolph L Garman, I took upon myself to google his name and this site came up. My grandfather and I were very close and Im proud to know my grandfather was a part of this ship and its crew.
Name :   J Dentner
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1973 - 1975
Rate / Rank :   SM3
E - mail Address :   J.Dentner@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   If you remember Squirrel, contact me and lets chat.
Name :   Timothy Burwell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1973-1975
Rate / Rank :   ENFN
E - mail Address :   tburwell@columbus.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Looking for Tinker,Lowe,Hale,Curly,JJ,Booher,Eral,Hall,York too many to mention. Please e-mail
Name :   donald savoy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963 1967
Rate / Rank :   3 rd class
E - mail Address :   savoy15@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   like to see inside of ship to show mf wife
Name :   Richard K. Martin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967 to 1970
Rate / Rank :   BM2-5th Div.
E - mail Address :   martin128@roadrunner.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I signed in on page 8 before. Just updating my email address. Good to see the great response to the website by all our shipmates and Marines. Great job Bob.
Name :   Arnold Brashears
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Med Cruise in 1965
Rate / Rank :   E5 Sgt
E - mail Address :   abrashears2@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was one of many Marines with 2bn 8th Marines on Med cruise.
Name :   Wayne Parker
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969
Rate / Rank :   Sgt E5
E - mail Address :   parkway@horizonview.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Viegas island FireX
Name :   Richard L. Work II
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   mmfn/E-3
E - mail Address :   workrii@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   tdy
Name :   Marshall Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964 to 1968
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   mc4834325@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I would be interested in contacting others especially MMs
Name :   John G Perschino
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   April 75 - Oct 75
Rate / Rank :   FTG-3
E - mail Address :   jperschino@midnspring.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My first ship in the Navy. Came aboard and went to Guantanamo Bay for training within two months. Hotter than 110 degrees with humidity you could see. Her starboard aft radar went down on me on our first air drill. We were pounding behind the target sled
Name :   William Root
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   76-79
Rate / Rank :   QM3
E - mail Address :   wjroot50@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Remembering lots of good times!Hope everyone is doing as well as possible.
Name :   Roger Imhof
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1962,1963
Rate / Rank :   SMSN - SM2
E - mail Address :   captroger1@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was aboard for a Med cruise and the Cuba incident.
Name :   James Rossiter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1964
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   jrossiter@tampabay.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was on the comm. crew, 2nd div. Good to see the old gal again. Hope everyone is healthy and God bless. Thanks for taking the time to set up this site.
Name :   Jon Morocco
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1972
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   Bumpers@oh.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   great ship shout to clarence bunner and rick bittner
Name :   Charles Coleman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   2 years plankowner 1961 1963
Rate / Rank :   ms3
E - mail Address :   chlcoleman@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   David Booth
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   11/67-9/70
Rate / Rank :   LTJG
E - mail Address :   dave@davidboothcpa.com
web site URL :   www.davidboothcpa.com
Comments :   
Name :   Philip Elliott
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1969 - 1972
Rate / Rank :   MM2
E - mail Address :   tlettercarrier@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Sal Finazzo
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   May 71--Sept 73
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   sfinazzo@wyan.org
web site URL :   
Comments :   From may of 71 till Sept. of 73 theres been 11 corpsmen. where are you guys.
Name :   Keith Scalzitti
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   8/72-6/73
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   zyblues@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   had a great time with a few close buddys, indian,contie, and bear. Ive been trying to find you guys, if you read this drop me an e-mail. chief. ps. also looking for colter.
Name :   marshall(Dean) keatts
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1972-1975
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   TnJohnnyReb4813@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   updating new e-mail address
Name :   Dan Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   danielgermano@live.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Never smoked dope until I joined the Nav and was stationed on the Frannie Mae. It was a different life indeed.
Name :   Bob Martin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-1963 Plank Owner
Rate / Rank :   SFP2
E - mail Address :   swampfox249@verizon.net
web site URL :   ussfrancismarion.com
Comments :   I hope everyone who signs this guestbook will join us at the Branson Reunion. Oct 2-7 2010