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Name :   George Wright
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968 - 1969
Rate / Rank :   LTJG
E - mail Address :   gdwrightjr@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Disbursing Officer & Ship Store Officer
Name :   George Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   Summer 1962, 3 months
Rate / Rank :   RM3 at the time
E - mail Address :   BluefishGeorge@msn.com
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Comments :   Curious about exact dates NADE left Norva and returned, in summer of 1962. Remember A/C bunks, berthing bunk, and a great RADIO CHIEF, plus tuning in home radio sta WIBG from Philly and Rose Tattoo in San Juan w/.25 drinks
Name :   John C. Thompson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Summer and Fall of 1971
Rate / Rank :   E-2
E - mail Address :   gingerjohnt@dicomm.net
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Comments :   Jarhead, here. I was with Bravo Co., 1st Battalion, Sixth Marines. We went to Gitmo; picked up Dutch Marines in Dutch Antilles and took them to Vieques. Also, had jungle training in Panama. (I think yall had liberty when we did that. Just like the Navy.)
Name :   Frank Zombro Sr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1965
Rate / Rank :   E-5
E - mail Address :   bhr714@comcast.net
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Comments :   
Name :   Putman, Robert
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   78-79
Rate / Rank :   SK1
E - mail Address :   putmanre@hotmail.com
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Comments :   Retired 1991 SKCS(SW)
Name :   MacLean, Donald C.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962 - 1963
Rate / Rank :   LT(jg)
E - mail Address :   dcmacl@hotmail.com
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Comments :   
Name :   Dennis Kepner
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1964
Rate / Rank :   e-2
E - mail Address :   denkep2@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Took part in operation quick-kick 5. Afterwards ended in Portsmount Naval hospital for a couple operations then received new orders.
Name :   Tom McLane
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes!
What Years? :   1972-73 Three Cruzes
Rate / Rank :   DT 3
E - mail Address :   mclane12@verizon.net
web site URL :   mclaneassociates.com
Comments :   Bozo Mates G Gilanzo, John Datz! Granville Hill! bob... were you 2nd class BM in 73?
Name :   butch whipp
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1978 operation n. wedding/bold guard
Rate / Rank :   e-4 cpl
E - mail Address :   hardheadsdad@aol.com
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Comments :   1st float, remember the storm on the way home.
Name :   Ernest A Nelson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   August 1978-Nov 1978
Rate / Rank :   Sgt/USMC
E - mail Address :   ernst08@verizon.net
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Comments :   Was deployed On the Francis Marion for Nato Exercise Bold Gaurd in Germany. Great ship, enjoyed my time on her.
Name :   Keith Armstrong
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Nov 1972 - may 2973
Rate / Rank :   cpl
E - mail Address :   horseshoe@centurytel.net
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Comments :   It was a crrabean tour
Name :   Richard DeRosier
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Dec. 1963 to March 1966
Rate / Rank :   MR-3
E - mail Address :   derosier2017@msn.com
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Comments :   
Name :   clayton hinman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   aug-nov 1978 NATO operation Bold guard/ Northern wedding
Rate / Rank :   Sgt
E - mail Address :   claytonhinman@ yahoo.com
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Comments :   I remember many things aboard that ship.Freezer unit broke down and many crates of meat and supplies were tossed over the side, and the aft heads were often overflowing. The funniest was the day they held a quickdraw to fire the 5inch guns and the large r
Name :   Dick Sstern
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961-62
Rate / Rank :   L/CPL USMC
E - mail Address :   dickstern@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   First Jarheads unit to be transported on this great ship. Great living after LSTs. We attacked everything! Great memories.
Name :   Ted Goodlett
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   
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E - mail Address :   skeenmel@aol.com
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Comments :   I am the cousin to Ted Goodlett. He would love to hear from old friends. If you will email me, I will pass it on to him. Thanks so much.
Name :   Melissa
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Family was aboard
What Years? :   Not sure
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E - mail Address :   skeenmel@aol.com
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Comments :   I am searching for anyone who may have known my cousin Ted Goodlett. He is not well but would love to hear from his old friends. Any help anyone could provide would be so appreciated.
Name :   DANIEL JORDAN
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1968-1972
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   JDOANDMEJ@COMCAST.NET
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Comments :   
Name :   Michael A. Ross
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes (reservist)
What Years? :   1978 - 1981
Rate / Rank :   SMSN
E - mail Address :   m41ars@aol.com
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Comments :   Can this be the ship I served weekends on? Out of Norfolk, VA? She was moored far away at the far end of the pier. A great surprise to find this site and thanks to the shipmates who made us weekends warriors feel at home! How I loved midwatches on the o-6
Name :   Jim Januzelli
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   62-64
Rate / Rank :   L/Cpl USMC
E - mail Address :   links@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   
Name :   James Hubel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Aug 62-July 64
Rate / Rank :   SK3
E - mail Address :   hubeljames@yahoo.com
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Comments :   updata
Name :   Goodman F. Timmons
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   63-64
Rate / Rank :   YN3
E - mail Address :   thenlee4@aol.com
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Comments :   A lot of great memories.
Name :   Bill Carlson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977-1979
Rate / Rank :   SA-BM3
E - mail Address :   william.carlson1@navy.mil
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Comments :   
Name :   Patrick Thompson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977, Boat Div. also seamanship instructor, Midshipman Summer Sea Term. Won Navy Achievement while underway on Tonys Captains Gig with a British Adm. enroute from Billfish to California durin Op. Silver Jubilee, getting old, her 50th was a couple years ag
Rate / Rank :   BM 2/c
E - mail Address :   pat@usmillers.com
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Comments :   Sure miss the old boat, they did her wrong sending her to the Greeks, it was the ONLY ship I could walk in the passageways of and not have to stoop over, or worry about smacking something with my head. I should have stayed when offered the chance to work
Name :   John S Dolack
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   Med Cruise Summer 1963
Rate / Rank :   USMC- PFC
E - mail Address :   jdolack@yahoo.com
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Comments :   serviced with 1st bat.6th marine div. camp lejuene,n.c.any other marines that served at that time i sure would like to hear from.
Name :   Paul Freeman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes...for USMC Float
What Years? :   Aug-Nov 1978 for NATO Operation Northern Wedding/Bold Guard in Germany. Had 45 degree turns coming back into Norfolk due to hurricane evasion. Was my 1st cruise with Navy and highly respect the Navy work.
Rate / Rank :   Sgt back then
E - mail Address :   paul.freeman@fairchild.af.mil
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Comments :   Up in LOG shop, had a safe break off wall and almost crashed into us sleeping in the coll room on upper deck. Enjoyed every day! Semper Fidelis.
Name :   Kinney, Joseph A. Jr
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961 - 1963
Rate / Rank :   IC3
E - mail Address :   diantha3@aol.com
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Comments :   Presently retired living in New York summers & Florida winters.
Name :   Doug Canterbury
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   doug.punumhou@sbcblobal.net
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Comments :   Was a plankowner, was in Galveston after hurricane Carla, Cuban missle crisis
Name :   Alfred Audette
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1966 - 1970
Rate / Rank :   YN3
E - mail Address :   audette1947@yahoo.com
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Comments :   I was legal yeoman for three years 67 to 70.
Name :   Rodney Blevins
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969 TO1972
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   nema3@verizon.net
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Comments :   would like to hear from everyone
Name :   Harry C. Merkel
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962 Blocade of Cuba.
Rate / Rank :   L/Cpl. USMC
E - mail Address :   Deltaone98@hotmail.com
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Comments :   
Name :   Clair James Manning
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963-i966
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   clairjam@earthlink.net
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Comments :   
Name :   godfrey duckworth
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   4/79 9/79 decomm crew
Rate / Rank :   SH1 retired
E - mail Address :   godfr3y@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   live in fort worth tx 8177313903
Name :   Jim Jordan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   vicjimj95@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   great site. glad to have found it
Name :   Rick Hernandez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976 - 1978
Rate / Rank :   MM2
E - mail Address :   rhernandez@cannongroup.com
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Comments :   I currently live in Agoura Hills, California outside Los Angeles
Name :   David Bayle
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Nothern Wedding/Bold Guard Nato Exercise fall 1978
Rate / Rank :   L/Cpl USMC
E - mail Address :   dab111959@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Any MS Sailors from that period out their. How about Watch Captian Scott Smith or Night Coof Dulay!!
Name :   Kathy (Alexander) Gee
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No, my father, Jim Alexanderwas
What Years? :   1961-1964
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   imkgee@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Looking for old shipmates of my dads who might have any stories or interesting tid-bits to share. Dad is in Virginias Veterans Care Center after a suffering a stroke and a broken hip. Any info. is welcomed!
Name :   Tim Bailey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964-1966/1ST DIV.
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   bbaile2@nycap.rr.com
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Comments :   This is to update my info. See you all at the Savannah reunion.
Name :   John Luitink
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No- My father was
What Years? :   1976
Rate / Rank :   CPO1 HC
E - mail Address :   jluitink0603@charter.net
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Comments :   Ran into a friend I have know for a few years. I found out he served on the FM. It was my dads last cruise with the Navy. He retired later in 76. He passed away in 89. He always loved the Navy and was a little disappointed when I joined the Air Force, but
Name :   Eugene J. Mulvaney
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961-1963
Rate / Rank :   Ensign
E - mail Address :   genemulvaney@hotmail.com
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Comments :   
Name :   William (Will) Reece
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964
Rate / Rank :   RMSN
E - mail Address :   williamreece@sbclobal.nedt
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Comments :   Does anyone remember Ltjg. Gatti, the communications officer? He was my worse nightmare! I transferred to the U.S.S. Thuban (AKA 19, and was discharged in 1966 as an RM3.
Name :   Robert D. Kendall (Denny)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962-1965
Rate / Rank :   SK3
E - mail Address :   dakendall01@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Charge Gator
Name :   Ronnie Burke
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969 TO 1971
Rate / Rank :   Boat Coxian
E - mail Address :   cherokeeblue63@yahoo.com
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Comments :   Looking back those many years now I dont belive I ever had a better time than being abord the Francis Marion.Those where the gratest bunch of guys I ever worked with, You couldnt of wrote or made a movie better then the way it ways there. I enjoyed being
Name :   george brittain
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   e2 usmc
E - mail Address :   edward57@rock.com
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Comments :   med criuse to europe had a great time
Name :   Brian Dillon
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977-1978
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   generalpurposes2008@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me . I was one of the ones transfered to the USS Concord after the collision with the Starlight . New E-MAIL .
Name :   WilliamBill Myre
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962-1963 muster out 1969
Rate / Rank :   in FA out IC1
E - mail Address :   wmyre@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   Looking for Burly Joe Richardson, Raymond McPherson, Buddy Evans, Julian Franco, Barry McGill, Mike Oakes, Bob Jean, Robert Spearin, Larry Gorby, all the B Div, M Div and E Div IC crew...where are you now?
Name :   William L. Bill Myre
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1961and 1962
Rate / Rank :   IC1
E - mail Address :   wmyre@bellsouth.net
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Comments :   First Crossed the gangplank January 1962 as a FA and left to go to IC A school 18 mos later. 1st voyage ~ carribean and then the missle crisis, made the med cruise. Attended IC A and IC B as well as Instructor Schools. Served on the USS Proteus AS-19, USS
Name :   Richard Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1967-1971
Rate / Rank :   ETN3
E - mail Address :   clark1086@sbcglogal.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was on board under captain Eugene 21 knot Masica. Most memorable tours was when we went thru the panama canal and went to Rio De Janerio, Brazil for new years eve.
  
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