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Name :   Thomas J Sutherland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976-1978 Deomm Crew
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   tsuth64@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I had some great times aboard the Frannie Mae. A swell bunch of guys I came to know and appreciate. I remember dumping a bucket of water on BT1 Herbie Evans by mistake when I was a messcook. And the collision with the Starlight. the funny things and the n
Name :   Roy Fralish
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1966-1968
Rate / Rank :   SN/ 1st Division
E - mail Address :   Stacijoey@aol.com
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Comments :   trying to find George Mangrum JR from Rocky Mount NC.
Name :   Bobby Stringer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963-1966
Rate / Rank :   SN 2nd division
E - mail Address :   bethdesigns@hotmail.com
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Comments :   
Name :   T.M. Dowling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   68-70
Rate / Rank :   BT3
E - mail Address :   tmld2008@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Have great memories of time aboard ship,check in every year to see whats shaking.
Name :   Kevin A. Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1975-1978
Rate / Rank :   Sm3
E - mail Address :   gipihaleyhorse@peoplepc.com or thefacelpa249@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   i entered the yahoo address incorrect
Name :   Richard Martin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967 to 1970
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   martin1175@verizon.net
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Comments :   I signed in before on page 8. Just up dating me e-mail address
Name :   IVAN FISHER
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1968-1969
Rate / Rank :   SA
E - mail Address :   JOELJ3@AOL.COM
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Comments :   GREAT SHIP AND GREAT TRAVEL AND GREAT FRIENDS.
Name :   HYATT DAVID J.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1972 -1976
Rate / Rank :   MS3
E - mail Address :   HOTRODDAVIDH@AOL.COM
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Comments :   
Name :   T.J. Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1971-1975
Rate / Rank :   ETN-2
E - mail Address :   Tjdolp@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Living in Sioux City Iowa
Name :   Dave Platkin
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   76-79
Rate / Rank :   QM2
E - mail Address :   interpack@juno.com
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Comments :   On May 10th 2007 we lost Signalman Chuck Marion. He died of a stroke in Georgia. Chuck was related to Francis Marion and used this fact to date the Captains daughter. Plenty of drinking, parties and plenty of other things we cant talk about.
Name :   Jackie D. Brown
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   69/70
Rate / Rank :   HN/HM3
E - mail Address :   headpmt@aol.com
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Comments :   Deployed with !stBn, 6th Mar. Carib 1-70 or 71
Name :   Frank Graham
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1944 to 1966
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   frankg@qwesr.net
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Comments :   I was in 5th division but was assigned to the Commodores gig Amphibious squadron 12. After the USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 became the new Flag Ship I returned to 5th division and later was assigned to the Captions gig. I often think of my old shipmates and the
Name :   Larry Priore
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965
Rate / Rank :   Sgt
E - mail Address :   salepriore@aol.com
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Comments :   I served with 1st plt H co 2nd Bat 8th Marines Med and Nato cruise
Name :   John Pare
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Med cruise - 1963.
Rate / Rank :   Cpl. USMC
E - mail Address :   pare16@mhtc.net
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Comments :   H&S Co. 1stBn/6th Marines/2nd MarDiv. I was a radioman and since I knew morse but was too slow to work in the radio shack, I was assigned to the signal bridge when embarked. Used flasing light and the SNs taught me Semaphore. No baking in the troop compar
Name :   Michael A. Rose
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   76-79
Rate / Rank :   SH3
E - mail Address :   mikerose44@hotmail.com
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Comments :   The Frannie Mae was my first ship and the ship I liked the best. I would be interested in corresponding to any of my fellow shipmates.
Name :   roy e. keith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1976-79
Rate / Rank :   lcdr
E - mail Address :   renaissancew42@hotmail.com
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Comments :   was 1st lt. left just before the collision
Name :   JOHN J. RICE
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   SPRING OF 1970 SHAKEDOWN AFTER BEING REFITTED.
Rate / Rank :   CPL USMC
E - mail Address :   NE-SERVICE@NISSEI.COM
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Comments :   WE LANDED ABOARD YOUR SWEET SHIP(CH-46 SEA KNIGHT FROM HMM-264, MCAS NEW RIVER), WHILE AT SEA. WE WERE TOLD THAT THIS WAS YOUR FIRST AIR OPS. THANKS FOR A NICE TRIP TO ROSY ROADS. ON THE RETURN VOYAGE, WE HELPED SINK A WWII DESTROYER DURING SHIPS GUNNERY
Name :   Shane Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No , Father was
What Years? :   Guessing 61-64
Rate / Rank :   E-2 E-#
E - mail Address :   lisanshane@yahoo.com
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Comments :   My father was aboard the USS. Francis Marion, he passed away back 5 years ago. But I wanted to see what you needed from me to add him to your Memorial. Thank you MSgt Shane P. Clark
Name :   William J. Ivey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Feb 1971-Jan 1974
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   ivey3287@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   I am not in the list of crew members.
Name :   Utah Rogers
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   no
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   urogers@sbcglobal.net
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Comments :   Dean Hudson was on your ship and he is my barber in Arlington Texas.
Name :   PAUL J LEMCOOL
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1972-1973
Rate / Rank :   RM1
E - mail Address :   GMAGPACJAPAN@HOTMAIL.COM
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Comments :   
Name :   Rudy Gallegos
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   I was a Marine in 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment when we boarded the Francis Marion in Sep 62. It was to be a three month cruise for training. Later, in October the Cuban Crisis broke out and we were right in the middle of it with the very real possib
Rate / Rank :   Private first class (E-2)
E - mail Address :   rutg@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   none
Comments :   I have always had fond memories of my time aboard the Francis Marion. It was my first deployment aboard a ship.
Name :   T.J.Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1971-1975
Rate / Rank :   ETR-3
E - mail Address :   tjdolp@aol.com
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Comments :   
Name :   Michele Anderon
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   no
What Years? :   1974-1979
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   jmanderson@iowatelecom.net
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Comments :   My father Daniel F. Ballard was on the Francis Marion. I wasnt very old at the time but I remember very vividly going with him to watch him play softball. Unfortunatly I wont get to show him this site as he passed away July 28, 2005 from a heart attack an
Name :   Wayne Schrader
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   08/73-06/75
Rate / Rank :   SM2
E - mail Address :   whozyourdaddy_1@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Those were the days. Old shipmates give me a call.
Name :   James Ray Smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1965-1968
Rate / Rank :   BM 3rd Rank
E - mail Address :   action-auctions@triad.rr.com
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Comments :   
Name :   John Pare
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Summer, 1963.
Rate / Rank :   Cpl. USMC
E - mail Address :   pare16@mhtc.net
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Comments :   Made a Med Cruise with H&S, 1/6, 2nd Marine Division from Camp Lejeune. Stood watches on the signal bridge. I remember the bugler sounding Charge when the underway replenishing was complete and the Swamp Fox pulled away from the replenishment ship. The sh
Name :   james taggart
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   EM1
E - mail Address :   jakeshog@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   good to see the ole ship again
Name :   Ronald Arthur Etter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1964
Rate / Rank :   E.M. 3
E - mail Address :   skeetergirls@comcast.net
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Comments :   Quite a few of us all went to boot together. We all graduated together and were shipped T.A.D. Norfolk waiting on our ship. My future brother-in-law sailed with her from Maine or N.Y.(I cant recall) To Norfolk. We then took her on the shakedown cruise. I
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   June 1961-October 1963
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jim.stafford@juno.com
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Comments :   Happy New Year to all of our Shipmates. May everyone have a safe, healthy and prosperous 2007.
Name :   Jerome Murphy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   11 Feb 1965-19 July 1965
Rate / Rank :   Pfc
E - mail Address :   JerryNFlo@aol.com
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Comments :   Member of H Co 2nd Batt 8th Marines 24MEU
Name :   Robert Randall Powell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   11/72 - 6/73
Rate / Rank :   FAE3
E - mail Address :   none
web site URL :   
Comments :   current address: 3470 Fish Hatchery Avenue Morganton, NC 28655 828 433 1768
Name :   Rob Newhart
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1967-1971
Rate / Rank :   SM2
E - mail Address :   rob-newhart@rochester.rr.com
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Comments :   Interested in talking to any old shipmates.
Name :   Jim Labenz
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   12/1977 thru 03/1979
Rate / Rank :   MM-1
E - mail Address :   aquajwl@yahoo.com
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Comments :   One of the best ships I had ever served on. Hope I am able to attend the next reunion is New Orleans still a possability?
Name :   LAWRENCE WALKER
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1972-1975
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   WALKER SENIOR@AOL.COM
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Comments :   WE SURE HAD A GOOD BASKETBALL TEAM. WE ALSO HAD AN AMAZING CREW.
Name :   Louis Walters
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1969
Rate / Rank :   boatsnmate
E - mail Address :   lwalters5048@earthlink.net
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Comments :   Its been along time
Name :   Richard Hale
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   74/76 A Gang
Rate / Rank :   EN-3
E - mail Address :   rshale5@msn.com
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Comments :   Had alot of fun times, looking for Hank Hayes, Tim Burwell, and Ron Lowe.
Name :   Richard W Carter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967 USMC Battalion Landing Team 2/2 BLT 2/2 Carib 1-67 4-67-9-67
Rate / Rank :   E-3 L/ Cpl
E - mail Address :   Gunnymg29@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Charles Cutler
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1/72 - 10/72
Rate / Rank :   FTG2
E - mail Address :   charobcutler@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Henry Widelski
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   June 1964 to May 1966
Rate / Rank :   YN3
E - mail Address :   heishun@peoplepc.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Fellow shipmates not listed Radford Stringfellow, Duane King,Dennis Kendall, Ricardo Rodrigues, Tom Parsons, onboard at appoximately the same time I was. Would like to be kept informed as to further news.
Name :   george graziano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963 1965 1969 ?
Rate / Rank :   bt1
E - mail Address :   grazigp@comcast.net
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Comments :   
Name :   Joseph Finnegan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   affirmative
What Years? :   1966-1968
Rate / Rank :   s/a
E - mail Address :   nolocarbo
web site URL :   @yahoo.com
Comments :   Trying to find Cripps,BM3, Darby,Sn, and/or Ortiz,Sn , for a chat
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 :   What a great reunion!Thanks for all your work putting it togather. Was good to see old friends and to make new ones.
Name :   Stanley K. Walton
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes-Marine company
What Years? :   Cuban Missle Crisis-1962
Rate / Rank :   LCpl
E - mail Address :   esskayi3@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   It was a proud day when the 3/2/2 Marines boarded the newest ship in the 6th fleet.
  
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