Name :   Loyce Waits
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   63-66
Rate / Rank :   FN
E - mail Address :   
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Walter Wilsey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974 to 1978 a gang, served in acr and boat shop
Rate / Rank :   en 2
E - mail Address :   wrw1000@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Roy j. Sykes
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1969
Rate / Rank :   USMC / Cpl
E - mail Address :   r.sykes@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Med cruise with 8th Comm Bn. USMC. Stopped at Barcelona and Naples and conducted operations in Greece. Thanks Navy for the ride and for making us feel welcome. Good job!
Name :   DAVID KOLB
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   I WAS ABOARD FOUR TIMES...ONCE IN 1974 AND THREE TIMES IN 1975 AS A MARINE.
Rate / Rank :   LANCE CORPORAL
E - mail Address :   crusherman53@live.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was on the ship going to vieques and again during some war games at camp lejeune
Name :   Richard Gsell
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963-65
Rate / Rank :   Lt jg
E - mail Address :   gsell1993@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Took over 4th Div. (Gunnery Div) from John Wilson. Did one Caribbean Cruise incl Gitmo, one shipyard (Portsmouth), one Med cruise which included England and Norway (NATO landing). Played tennis at every opportunity w/ Capt. DelaMater. Great to be aboard.
Name :   christopher b. foran
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   71
Rate / Rank :   gysgt
E - mail Address :   gunghocf@mail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was on the USS Francis Marion as a marine attached to Battalion Landing Team 1/6.
Name :   Kevin W. Towne, Sr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1972-1975
Rate / Rank :   ENFN
E - mail Address :   ktowne147@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was in A gang. Anybody remember me, contact me at my email address. Looking forward to hearing from some of you guys after all these years. How do I sign up for the reunion in 2012?
Name :   Buddy Evans
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1960-1962? Came aboard right after the shakedown criuse .. Was there for the Cuban Missile Crisis. I remember Mayport Fl. Liberty. What a Night.
Rate / Rank :   E-3
E - mail Address :   buddy@ourgang.us
web site URL :   www.hotrodsandheroes.us
Comments :   Just a young kid from Maryland. Make every day better than the last..Buddy
Name :   Kenneth Joy
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1962? assigned to Francis Marion for Med Cruise with 3rd Batt 2nd Marines.
Rate / Rank :   HM2
E - mail Address :   kbjoy@centurytel.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   
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 :   
Name :   Thomas Murray
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1963-1964
Rate / Rank :   MR 3
E - mail Address :   olive@q.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   MIchael Ely
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1977-1979
Rate / Rank :   BMSN
E - mail Address :   MICHAELELYCorona@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I reported aboard in November 1977. I transfered to San Diego in 1979 after her decomissioning
Name :   THOMAS R. KYPER USN RETIRED
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1977- 1978
Rate / Rank :   EN1 / ENC
E - mail Address :   kyperusnret@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Mark Lewis
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1973-1975
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   kd8fqv@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   The Swamp Fox Rules The Gator Navy!!
Name :   Frederick T. Tex Smith (deceased)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   Early to mid 60s
Rate / Rank :   RM3
E - mail Address :   catsmith110@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Trying to find shipmates of my dad, Fred Smith. His nickname was Tex. He was a radioman.
Name :   Shelton Skains BM3
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes, 1977/1979
What Years? :   1977/1979
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   ssskains@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Charles W. Stanley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   June 1970 to Dec. 1973
Rate / Rank :   mm3
E - mail Address :   cwstanl@bellsouth.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   sure would like to here from anyone that i knew on the old boat
Name :   Mark Louisignau (Louie)
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   77-79
Rate / Rank :   HT-2
E - mail Address :   navseaml@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Spent 3 years on the Swamp fox, with all the things that happen seems like a life time. From Gitmo to Mardi Gras, to seeing that guy jump overboard twice on the way to England. Then the Collision in the bay. Crazy times Great memories.
Name :   Walter Wilsey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974 t0 1978 Engineman in Boat shop and AC&R
Rate / Rank :   ENFA To EN3
E - mail Address :   wrw1900@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My first ship in a 22 year navy carrer Retired in 1995 ENCM(dvsw)
Name :   Bob Carmody
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1969 to 1971
Rate / Rank :   BM3
E - mail Address :   papacarmody@gmx.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   WE had a lot of fun in 5th division
Name :   Mark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Watkins
What Years? :   1968-1972
Rate / Rank :   ET1 / EW1
E - mail Address :   mkwatkins@frontiernet.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Transfered from USS Mountrail during MED-2-68 when the Mountrail was sent back for decomissioning.
Name :   Walter Wilsey
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1974 to 1978
Rate / Rank :   e 3 to e4
E - mail Address :   wrw1000@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   would like to com with old shipmates
Name :   Richard Clark
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1968-1971 under captain Eugene 21 knot Masica.
Rate / Rank :   ETN-4
E - mail Address :   dspapa47@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Thought I would never get off that boat. 3 years and 1 day is long enough on one ship.
Name :   Jose Resto
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   1966-1968
Rate / Rank :   EM-3
E - mail Address :   JOSERESTO1@MSN.COM
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Wolfgang A.T.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1963 to 1965
Rate / Rank :   EN 2
E - mail Address :   arncar12@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Jose Resto
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   02/66- 01/68
Rate / Rank :   EM3
E - mail Address :   joseresto1@msn.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Kenneth J. Wood
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1978
Rate / Rank :   USMC / Sargent
E - mail Address :   ggg.monies@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Loved working with you guys.
Name :   Allen Dickerson
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1975-1976
Rate / Rank :   SK1/SKC
E - mail Address :   allen.dickerson@comcast.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Was initiated as CPO at Little Creek. Had the Supply Team in Philly while the ship was in the yards in Baltimore.
Name :   Gerald Prevost
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   67 to 69
Rate / Rank :   FTG3
E - mail Address :   geraldprevost13@yahoo.com
web site URL :   na
Comments :   I loved the nostalgic photos of ship life. Recognized to members of my division.Bob Austin and Jim Cooper.
Name :   Rocky Taylor
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1977-1979
Rate / Rank :   Radioman
E - mail Address :   boodlepop@hotmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Robert A. Leech Sr
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1975 (TAD from USS Blandy (DD943) for Carribean Exercise prior to Yard Period)
Rate / Rank :   ET1
E - mail Address :   robert.a.leech.sr@verizon.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   Spent about 6 months augmenting crew that was depleted due to coming yard period and an unexpected deployment to Carribean.
Name :   William L Latscha
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1964 to 1965
Rate / Rank :   SK
E - mail Address :   latscham@embarqmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   This is my dad who just passed away and I would be intrested in hearing from anyone who may remember him.
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 :   anbody from them years as a crew send me an email Elliot, u the one friends with Hat
Name :   Skains,Shelton
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1976-1979
Rate / Rank :   BM 2
E - mail Address :   ssskains@aol.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Sterling (Lou) E. Woltering
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   07-71 to 12-73
Rate / Rank :   LTJG
E - mail Address :   landkwoltering@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I started out as Deck Officer for 1st Division, then was Signals Officer and CMS Custodian. Spent my last year as the Acting Communications Officer, a LT. billet.
Name :   Fred Langes
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   69 to 9/72
Rate / Rank :   MR3
E - mail Address :   fdlanges@tampabay.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   The 70 Med cruise was the best trip of my life.
Name :   Mike Hartley
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   65 - 66
Rate / Rank :   FTG3
E - mail Address :   mhartley@thehartleypress.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   
Name :   Henry R. Richardson, Jr.
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   No
What Years? :   
Rate / Rank :   
E - mail Address :   richardson.reg@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   My brother (Donald Ray Richardson) was a crew member on the USS Francis Marion. He passed away on October 4, 2010. He was very proud of having served.
Name :   Vic F. Hernandez
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   YES
What Years? :   12/76 - 9/79
Rate / Rank :   SN
E - mail Address :   imbubu1@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   just recieved a letter notifying people that the next reunion will be in New Orleans 2012 - for all of us who were aboard those three years when we were there for Mardi Gras - it would be great for us to go back to the old stomping grounds - spread the wo
Name :   Jim Schmitt
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   73-76
Rate / Rank :   HM2
E - mail Address :   schmittsfour@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   good crews and good times. Even some hard work.
Name :   Fred Farrington
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1977
Rate / Rank :   MM3
E - mail Address :   Fred.Farrington@bowebellhowell.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   What a treat to find this site.
Name :   Bob Belmont
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   
What Years? :   71-75
Rate / Rank :   PN2
E - mail Address :   bbelmont@rochester.rr.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Enjoying life with my wife Amy on Honeoye, NY. I still remember many fond memories serving on the Francis Marion.
Name :   Jim Spencer
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   Jan 73 to Oct 75
Rate / Rank :   GMSN
E - mail Address :   funsters54@yahoo.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   I was aboard when we ran aground in the Chesapeake bay.I loved the franie mae.
Name :   Robert N. Carafice
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   yes
What Years? :   1961 - 1964
Rate / Rank :   HM2
E - mail Address :   rcarafice@gmail.com
web site URL :   
Comments :   Missed being a plank owner by a week or so. Good ship and crew. On station for the Cuban Missile Crisis. Was on board when Pres. Kennedy was assassinated. Lots of Caribbean cruises and one Med cruise.
Name :   Grady L Gillespie
Were you aboard the Francis Marion? :   Yes
What Years? :   1968-1972
Rate / Rank :   SH3
E - mail Address :   gcgilles@sbcglobal.net
web site URL :   
Comments :   What a way for a redneck kid from Texas to find out about the rest of the world and mostly other people