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The LCI(L)-85 is featured in National Geographic's Drain the Ocean: Secrets of D-Day airing Monday, June 3 at 9PM. You can read more about the LCI(L)-85 in this article from our ELSIE Item Archives

Saluting Our Coast Guard Shipmates – Flotilla Ten at Normandy

LCI(R)-1077, ELSIE ITEM

March 2019

Elsie Item 104
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By Vaughn Brown, Ken Campbell, Pat Campbell

Vaughn Brown’s LCI(R) 1077 Career

LCI(R)-1077, ELSIE ITEM

By Ken Stern and Earle L. Bailey QM1/c

Memories of the LCI 41

LCI(L)-41, ELSIE ITEM

By Bremmer Martha PhM1/c

Memories of LCI(G)-455

LCI(G)-455, ELSIE ITEM

By Vernon Wallace as told to Tom Gorham

Post-VJ Day LCI

Post-VJ Day LCI

Post-VJ Day LCI

LCI(M)-632, ELSIE ITEM

December 2018

Elsie Item 103
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Guns Behind Palagi Rock

LCI(L)-365, ELSIE ITEM

Fond Memories of LCI 35 and a Dance Floor in Brighton, England

LCI(L)-35, ELSIE ITEM

A Lucky Japanese Dive-Bomber Spoils the Day for the LCI(G) 23 Gunboat

LCI(G)-23, ELSIE ITEM

30 Days

LCI(R)-337, ELSIE ITEM

David's Journey

LCI(L)-36, ELSIE ITEM

"Now it Can be Told" LCI (R) 765 Takes on a Japanese Destroyer

LCI(R)-765, ELSIE ITEM

Navy Beachmasters on "Red & Green" Omaha

LCI(L)-88, ELSIE ITEM

Friends in High Places

LCI(G)-347, Elsie Item

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire.

LCI(M)-805, Elsie Item, Stories

What’s in a Name?

LCI(L)-339, Elsie Item

Notes from the LCI(G) 70

LCI(G)-70, Elsie Item

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Saluting Our Coast Guard Shipmates – Flotilla Ten at Normandy and the loss of LCIs 85, 91, 92 and 93

This article first appeared in the January 2007 issue of the Elsie Item (No. 58) and offers details about the loss of four LCIs.  In particular, it discusses the LCI(L)-85 [ … ]

Guns Behind Palagi Rock

By Jeff Veesenmeyer The actions on W-Day 21 July 1944 during the initial assault landings on Agat Beach, Guam. The mission of this vessel, and of LCI(G) Division Fifteen, was [ … ]

David’s Journey

by John France 02/17/2018 David Forman was born July 31, 1923. A native of Kings County, New York, he was the son of immigrants. His father Louis was from Latvia [ … ]

March 2019 (No. 104)
Bill Simmons: An Honored World War II Veteran

LCI SAILOR HONORED & NOT FORGOTTEN: Bill Simmons LCI(M) 756 passed away in January 2019. This tribute appeared in his American Legion newsletter. He will always be held in great [ … ]

The Greatest “Industrial” Generation

By Jeff Veesenmeyer The Greatest Generation put 16.1 million men and women in uniform during WWII. Those numbers are amazing. But the military needed more than uniforms to win the [ … ]

Memories of LCI(G)-455

By Bremmer Martha PhM1/c How seasick we were on our first trip in Atlantic on the way to Panama, from the Captain on down. We saw our first hint of [ … ]

Vaughn Brown’s LCI(R) 1077 Career

Written by Vaughn Brown in 2002. This article, his Action Reports, Deck Logs, and photos were scanned, emailed and submitted by Brown’s friends, Ken and Pat Campbell. They say that [ … ]

This Day In History

  • 1942 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris.  Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp.  
  • 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Boston Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row.
  • 1945 The U.S. exploded its first experimental atomic bomb as part of the "Manhattan Project" at the Trinity site in the desert of Alamogordo, NM.  On the same day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis left the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California on a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components to Tinian Island in the Marianas.  

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