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The LCI National Association is dedicated to preserving the history of the World War II Landing Craft Infantry ships and honoring the sailors that manned them. On this site you will find first-hand accounts from the sailors, stories about the battles they fought and the experiences they had, and photos of the men and their ships.

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Save the Dates: May 4 – 6, 2018 (28th Annual USS LCI National Association Reunion)

Please join us for the 28th Annual USS LCI National Association Reunion to be held May 4th-6th, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.  As in 2017,  the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum (AFMM-LCI 713) [ … ]

Walter Kopacz – A Memorial

Walter Kopacz, LCI 66, passed away in August, 2001. Walt was a co-founder of the LCI Association and its first Treasurer. Walter was also the reason the original LCI website [ … ]

March 2017 (No. 96)
President’s Message – March 2017

Greetings to all LCI lovers! The next National Reunion for the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association quickly approaches. It will be hosted by the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum –home [ … ]

Gordon Smith’s Diving Suit Yarn

Gordon Smith, LCI 43 & Diving Suit by Gordon Smith Among the invasion fleet for the invasion of Southern France were the LCI’s #41 and #43. For this invasion, the [ … ]

This Day In History

  • 1942 Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters. 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out.
  • 1943 James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Netherlands) torpedoed & sink.  Red Army evacuates Belgorod.
  • 1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary.  2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago, Illinois department store.  
  • 1945 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin.  Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in season.  US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu, Japan.

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