Name :   Donald MacLean
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962 - 1963 Caribbean Cruise and Cuba Missile Crisis.
Rate / Rank :   Ensign
E - mail Address :   dcmacl@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Still remember the good times.
Name :   Mark Carlson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972-1975
Rate / Rank :   GMG3
E - mail Address :   Jcarlson442@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Give me a call at 608-2899300 Lives in Janesville Wisc. Go Pack Go! On Wisconsin!
Name :   Sal finazzo
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yep
What Years? :   May72. Dept 73
Rate / Rank :   Hm3
E - mail Address :   Finazzosam@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Lets text
Name :   leo gessford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965
Rate / Rank :   en/fn
E - mail Address :   gessfordleo@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   kesterson,R.L
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1965 TO 1969
Rate / Rank :   BT2
E - mail Address :   rlkhank@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   MY NAME IS NOT IN THE CREW LIST WHY
Name :   Bruce CHecca
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1971-1972
Rate / Rank :   ETN3
E - mail Address :   bruce.checca@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Im in Sebring FL. Didnt know the reunion was going to be so close! Hope the hurricane didnt cause it to be cancelled!
Name :   Nelson Smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   SELRES crew
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   FTG3
E - mail Address :   nelsonesmith51@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Assigned while ship was in the yards in Baltimore, did weekend duty at Reserve Center until ships return to Norfolk. Since my fire control system got decommissioned, worked primarily in OPS with ETs tho I was trying to convert to SK
Name :   Kukla, Joseph V.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Late 77 to Aug. 79
Rate / Rank :   MM 3
E - mail Address :   Joeden04@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Had a lot of good friends on borad!! Wish more of the decommissioning crew would come to reunions.
Name :   Bob Maier
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968 - 1971
Rate / Rank :   PN2
E - mail Address :   moomaier@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Richard Comton
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   73-75
Rate / Rank :   Machinery Repairman
E - mail Address :   richardcompton@ netscape.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Became a crewmember while ship in drydock in Brooklyn. Was MRFN when I came aboard, Left ship AS MR3. She was a good Ship, I learned a lot there. Would like to hear from some of the gang I ran with.
Name :   Marty VandenHeuvel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976 to 1979 Under Chief Selby and Chief Spry ET Shack and ECM Hut.
Rate / Rank :   ET-1
E - mail Address :   amradrag@power-net.net
web site URL :   www.amraonline.com
Comments :   Aboard from refit at Baltimore. Went to 3 Mardi Gras!!! Attended Queens Silver Jubilee Aboard when the Greek Freighter Broadsided us... Part of Decommissioning Crew Decommissioning Plank Owner
Name :   Robert G. Burnison
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Early 70s
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   dottiemlb30@outlook.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Robert Burnison is/was my brother. He passed away 8 Oct 2015. I believe he served on board in 1970/1971. I am USN Retired.
Name :   John Partin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes - transit only
What Years? :   1961
Rate / Rank :   PNCS (YN3-then)
E - mail Address :   partin@charter.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I boarded in Norfolk and rode FM on her first voyage to the Caribbean in 1961. I was transiting back to USS CAMBRIA after attending Naval Justice School. I was with the staff of COMPHIBRON SIX.
Name :   W. Northrop
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969-1970
Rate / Rank :   YN-3
E - mail Address :   Edgelea21@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Engineering Logroom Yeoman Commander Frank Johnson Chief Engineer
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   June 1961 - October 1963
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jimtstafford@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Pre-commission crew. Was in the 1st Div. Great duty and a great group of guys to work with.
Name :   Mary Lindsey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   adkhsky@tds.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   My brother was aboard 1965-1967 Joseph D. Burns. He was a Shipfitter 2nd class and had a friend Mike Tafoya. Joe Burns passed away Aug. 4,2010
Name :   Art Byrne
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1974-1977
Rate / Rank :   EN2
E - mail Address :   ateyin@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Robert Kennedy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   Robertk218@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My Father, Wade Kennedy was aboard during the Cuban Missle Blockade. You may remember him as hell raiser with a notable laugh. If you have any Photos of him plz forward. He past away in 1998. Thank you.
Name :   McKenzie Carl M
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   05 03 1963-11-18-1966
Rate / Rank :   EM-2
E - mail Address :   pollygay@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Cell 919-228-0373 home address 3104 Peebles Rd Raleigh NC 27616
Name :   Peter Zendler
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   Pzendler@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Father was XO and part of to commisioning crew
Name :   Paul Lawson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1977-1980
Rate / Rank :   ET3
E - mail Address :   paullawson2@windstream.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I witnessed the collision from the signal bridge on the starboard side. I also was on the De-Com crew.
Name :   Richard Hellard
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967-1969
Rate / Rank :   SK2
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   dennis hinman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   69-71
Rate / Rank :   rm3
E - mail Address :   jhinman01@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Loved the francis marion but got sick oof the gator navy. Got transfered to newport news ca148. Anyone remember chief fike and his perry como voice?
Name :   Dave Ackerman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   GM2
E - mail Address :   Gm2awdave@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My dad was on board in 63; he was a Marine photographer. Bill Ackerman
Name :   Dennis Mannion
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes....for about 3+ weeks
What Years? :   Med Cruise -- Late June (?) or early July 1969.
Rate / Rank :   USMC -- Sgt.
E - mail Address :   dmmkhesanh@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was with 2nd ANGLICO ( out of Lejeune) and was on the July 69 Med Cruise to the western side of Greece ( near the border with Turkey). Made a series of beach landings with British Marines and Greek soldiers. Had a day in port in Barcelona and 4 days in Na
Name :   Billy Boguski
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   71-72
Rate / Rank :   LTjg
E - mail Address :   BBSH96@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was in the Engineering Dept as Electrical Office. During Sea Detail I was on the bridge as helm safety officer. Was also a wave commander during assaults.
Name :   Bill Robinson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1970
Rate / Rank :   E4-Cpl,.USMC
E - mail Address :   billrobinsn@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Med. Cruise
Name :   Russell Barnes
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   July 1970 to December 1970
Rate / Rank :   HM3
E - mail Address :   rcb@rice.edu
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was a Hospital Corpman attached to BAS 1/6 for a Med cruise. I was called, Doc Barnes. I had the time of my life aboard the Frannie Mae. Unforgettable times that expanded my mind and shaped my life.
Name :   Mark Lewis
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972-1975
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   mlewis @atlintl.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was nice to see some of my shipmates names/
Name :   Mike Webb
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1973-1974
Rate / Rank :   DC3
E - mail Address :   geohistory@cox net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Remember fishing for barracuda in the Caribbean. Carried loaded 45 to bank for our large cash payroll. I had never fired one.
Name :   TERRY CONLEY
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1971 TO 1973
Rate / Rank :   SEAMAN
E - mail Address :   TCC CTC
web site URL :   
Comments :   HOPE SOMEBODY IS ON
Name :   George Grayson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964 - 1966
Rate / Rank :   FN
E - mail Address :   georgegrayson777@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   A Division, reffer shop.
Name :   Robert Shelly
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977 - 1980
Rate / Rank :   HT3
E - mail Address :   rtshelly@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Good times with good men. Northern Europe X2, Caribbean, New Orleans X2, and the collision thru the decommissioning.
Name :   Tom Brewer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1971-1973
Rate / Rank :   GMG3
E - mail Address :   tgbrewer@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Learned a lot about getting along with people on the Francis Marion. Enjoyed interacting with the grunts as well as the squids.
Name :   Richard I. Eaton
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-63
Rate / Rank :   SH3
E - mail Address :   richardeaton17@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I enjoyed being on this ship. Worked the ship store. Would enjoy hearing from anyone who was on during this time.
Name :   Dennis Lewis
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Radioman
What Years? :   1964-1966
Rate / Rank :   E-3/seaman
E - mail Address :   louieandnonie@att.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   MEEGAN, JOE
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1961-1964
Rate / Rank :   EN3
E - mail Address :   josephmeegan@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   working as docent buffalo naval park/old fort niagara
Name :   Steve Lyons
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   E4/CPL
E - mail Address :   TBPopeye@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   1978 NATO Cruise Northern Wedding/Bold Guard Ammo Company 2nd FSSG CPL TEX /Quick Draw/ Sea Bat Observer
Name :   F.Graham
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   5th Division
What Years? :   63/66
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   frank4409@live.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Boat devision
Name :   Jim Liebgott
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   71-73
Rate / Rank :   ETSN
E - mail Address :   jim.liebgott@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Some great times aboard the Franny Mae with some great shipmates... Memories.
Name :   Nils Hagen Em3
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   E division
What Years? :   1972
Rate / Rank :   Em3
E - mail Address :   nkhagenjr@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   cant remember the Emc,there was an Em1 Maltman, I think his name was. There were a bunch of Em3s I remember, not sure of spelling, Kriesel,Cope,Keskitalo,Morehouse,Sherry, Em2 Ace. I used to ride back and forth from the Philadelphia area on weekends with
Name :   Steve Peasley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969-1970
Rate / Rank :   RM2
E - mail Address :   exchiefbpd@mchsi.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Served with ComPhibGru 4 Admirals Staff on board the USS Francis Marion.
Name :   Barry Lockyer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   CPOSA
E - mail Address :   jackdusty@att.net
web site URL :   http://www.barrylockyer.com/
Comments :   Seeking Dave Pru, delivered his beer, lost touch. Visited her in Portsmouth England,
Name :   Lawrence Sheffield
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   66-68
Rate / Rank :   EN-3
E - mail Address :   larrys.27560@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Worked in boat shop Hated aft stearing watch. Some times had fun riding the small boats
Name :   JOHN HODGES
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   JULY 1970 - NOVEMBER 1970
Rate / Rank :   USMC - PFC
E - mail Address :   hodgesdelinm449@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   This was my first duty station, Med Cruse for six months. H&S Company, 2nd Bal, 2nd Div. Weapons Platoon, 30 days mess duty in June.
Name :   Jerome Murphy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965
Rate / Rank :   pfc-E-2
E - mail Address :   jerome.usmc@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   was with 2nd btn 8th marines med cruize
Name :   Watkins, Mark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969 to 1972
Rate / Rank :   ET1 / EW1
E - mail Address :   mkwatkins@frontiernet.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Transferred to Frany May during Med2-69 from USS Mountrail...first question asked; what did you do wrong?
Name :   Larry (Sheff) sheffield
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   66/68
Rate / Rank :   en-3
E - mail Address :   larrys.27560@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   boat shop snipe sea duty seemed to always be aft stearing mike-6 engineer
Name :   wayne litten
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   69-73
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   wlitten@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   loved the time I was on her nice ship to be on got out in 73 still think of the times I had on her grandson has asked me about the ship
Name :   Skains,Shelton
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   ssskains@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :