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.
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