Name :   Kirk Winter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970 - 1972
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   kirkwinter34@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Good Ship, Good Crew
Name :   Dan Folske
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   dfolske@nccray.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was a midshipman 3/c on the training cruise to Queen Elizabeths Silver Jubilee the summer of 77
Name :   roland stanley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   78-79
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Timothy M Dowling
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1970
Rate / Rank :   BT-3
E - mail Address :   tmld2014@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Bob Fell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1964
Rate / Rank :   YN3
E - mail Address :   jessiemcharter@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Great ship. Go transfered out to a shore duty staff when ship went into dry dock..
Name :   Alan Campo
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974
Rate / Rank :   LCDR Retired
E - mail Address :   alancampo@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Lawrence Sheffield
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   66--68
Rate / Rank :   FN - EN3
E - mail Address :   lwsheffield7@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Spent my time in A-div boat shop. Our second port seemed to be GITMO and San Jaun. Lifeboat watch and aft steering were endless
Name :   Dan Germ Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977-1979
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   hey guys were on facebook as a group.
Name :   Robert J. Thropp, Jr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1965-66
Rate / Rank :   lieutenant
E - mail Address :   logcabinfarm@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Dr. Thropp was the dental officer at that time, he is deceased as of May 28,, 2009
Name :   Franklyn E Bradley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Jan 72 thru Sept 21 75
Rate / Rank :   HTFN
E - mail Address :   go4gatorsfl@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   My son turned me on to this site Thanks Phil
Name :   Thomas Sutherland
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Dec 1976 to Sept 1979
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   tsuth64@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Hiya guys. For those of you that are on Facebook. I have created a page for former Franny Mae Crewmembers. https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/452314118124471/
Name :   Ret Staff Sargent RL Morgan
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   1978
What Years? :   mainly with the Res unit SMR 306 74 to 78
Rate / Rank :   E2
E - mail Address :   rickschoice2@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   just looking for any shipmates to howdy to
Name :   quentin scott-smith
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   cs
E - mail Address :   scottsmithq@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was in the supply dept. worked with mike parker and denis beaudreau.I was sitting in the supply office the morning the ship hit us on our way home.Also there for the week of mardi gras and the atlantic cruise. Boy those marines could chow down.Now retir
Name :   Allen Gregg
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   67-68
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   Allegregg65@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was in 5th division. There were four of us in 5th division from Tennessee. Kenneth Poston, Don Reece & Tommy Bryant were all from Lebanon Tn. & I was from Nashville. 931-637-5126
Name :   Steve Sconfitto
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976-1978
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   ssconfitto@rochester.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   This was my last ship before leaving the Navy. What ever happened to BM1 Burkheart, Willingham.Alos one young man I took under my wing SA Bererra?
Name :   Kenneth Joy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962
Rate / Rank :   HM2
E - mail Address :   kbjoy@centurytel.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I served aboard in 1962 as part of Marine contigent 3/2 firomh Cuban mossle crisis
Name :   Thomas Taguer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   10/72 9/74
Rate / Rank :   BTFN
E - mail Address :   ttyankfan@yshoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   David Lewi
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   18/Aug/1978
Rate / Rank :   USMC E3
E - mail Address :   david@davidlewisjr.com
web site URL :   davidlewisjr.com
Comments :   did NATO float in 1978
Name :   John E. Conley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   TDY- Tacron 21
What Years? :   Med cruise of 1969
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   Conjoconcepts@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I found the ships crew to be a great bunch of guys to work with. We sure had some good port of calls. In returning to the U.S. I will never forget that little storm we went through. I had bridge watch through most of it.
Name :   Dave Simmons
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   HTFN
E - mail Address :   dtsimmons01@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   came aboard straight from HTAschool.R division. Swamp-mates Shelly,Louie,ZigZag,Zwicker,Wright,Little,Ballard, Brown, and more I cant remember. Good times. Hello to all!!
Name :   Jack viera
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1966-69
Rate / Rank :   Ltjg
E - mail Address :   Jack.viera@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Interested in attending next reunion.
Name :   Bill Rice
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964-65
Rate / Rank :   An
E - mail Address :   Vinsoncvn@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was looking up ships I was on came across website, You have a great site will be back when have more time to view longer
Name :   Albert Tester
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961 thru 1966
Rate / Rank :   SK1
E - mail Address :   wifani@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Served aboard 7 ships during my 30 yrs. Francis Marion is the only one I still dream of (good dreams).
Name :   TONY MESKER
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1971
Rate / Rank :   L/CPL E-3 USMC
E - mail Address :   asmesker@hotmail
web site URL :   
Comments :   1st BN, 6TH MARINES H&S CO, COMM (MSG CENTER) CARIB 1-71
Name :   michael morris
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   For a few weeks 1968 orderly for commanding general LAHUE. Training operation off Greece. With Greek army and Royal Marine Comando UK.
Rate / Rank :   disc as sgt e5
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Brian Dillon
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1978-1979
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   brdillon@hvc.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I see a lot of familiar names on here. Transfered to the USS Concord after the collision with the Starlight.
Name :   jorge arroyo
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   si
What Years? :   enero 1994 hasta octubre 1994 L22 ARAGON
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   http://www.facebook.com/groups/58712069866/
Comments :   Grupo en facebook para el encuetro de todos los marineros que estubimos en el LPA-249 Francis Marion(L22 ARAGON)
Name :   jon morocco
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1972
Rate / Rank :   BM2
E - mail Address :   jonmorocco@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   great ship alot of fun
Name :   John E. Johnson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969 - aboard as a USMC
Rate / Rank :   E3
E - mail Address :   JOHNEMMETTJOHNSON@GMAIL.COM
web site URL :   
Comments :   Served as a Marine in the Med
Name :   Bob
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Carmody
What Years? :   1970 - 1971
Rate / Rank :   BM 3
E - mail Address :   papacarmody@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was in 5th Div. and coxswain for Commodore Smith. I came over from the Talbot County with Rocky, Kirk & Bob and they were also in 5th. We had some great times in the Med I miss those times.
Name :   HARVEY FREEMAN
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1961-1964
Rate / Rank :   SM3
E - mail Address :   HARVEY FREEMAN28@hot mail.com
web site URL :   verizon
Comments :   
Name :   Tim Bailey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   6/64-6/66
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   beetle46@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Served in 1st div. This entry is to update my info.Would like to hear from 1st Div. deck apes I served with.
Name :   Bob Belmont
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1971-1975
Rate / Rank :   PN2
E - mail Address :   bbelmont@rochester.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   WILL FLEENER
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1976
Rate / Rank :   ABH-an
E - mail Address :   walkruntrot@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I served aboard her because of medical injuries. I would like to find out more about her.
Name :   Lanny Claude Robertson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972
Rate / Rank :   HN3
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   In Loving Memory of a great man. I am his wife and I just wanted to list my husband here since this was the ship he was assigned to while he was a Navy Corpsman with the Marine Corps.
Name :   Howard Cunningham Jr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   9/6/62 - 12/14/62
Rate / Rank :   Sa
E - mail Address :   howcunningham7@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I wish that I could have gone to the ships reunion but I could not this time.Besides that my wife Colette died 8/28/2005.
Name :   Jim Stafford
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1st Division 1960-1963
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   jimtstafford@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Sorry to miss the reunion. Hope everyone had a great tmie.
Name :   Don Cericola
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968-1972
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   dmcericola@cox.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Sorry to have missed the reunion.
Name :   Roy Jennings
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   part of tacron 21 staff
What Years? :   1975
Rate / Rank :   AC2
E - mail Address :   RoyJ1@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   it wasnt a long cruise but was an enjoyable one(except the fire while tied up at Rosy Roads
Name :   rondelli edward
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   7/10/73 7/22/76
Rate / Rank :   ENG 1CLASS
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   SUPERVISOR OF BOAT SHOP AND LANDING CRAFT BOATS HAD A GOOD GROUP OF MEN WORKING FOR ME
Name :   Dan Germano
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   77-81
Rate / Rank :   sn
E - mail Address :   germanodanny@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Had some great times on Frannie Mae! live in Memphis area. 9014282790.
Name :   Kirk Winter
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1970, 71 & 72
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   kirkwinter49@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Good ship, Good duty
Name :   Dean Eleftheriou
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1975
Rate / Rank :   E-2
E - mail Address :   deanelf@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   send me imfo please
Name :   howard dick
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1070 -1971
Rate / Rank :   rm3
E - mail Address :   goatbiker@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   with comphibron four 1970 thru 1973
Name :   al lagerman
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   61 and 62
Rate / Rank :   bm3
E - mail Address :   alagerman28@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :