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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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LCI 476 Memories

by Jud Ashmore     Got a call recently from an LCI veteran from Texas, Jud Ashmore. I was excited because we are always looking for good stories and Texans [ … ]

“Firefight on the Mindanao River”

By Don Hawley The symbol for taking back the Philippines was a six-sided coffin, and LCI(G)66 was part of the convoy to drive home the last nail–the invasion of the [ … ]

September 2017 (No. 98)
Albert D. DiVincenzo Aboard USS LCI(G)373

During my service on the USS LCI(G)373, I experienced a friendship with some of my shipmates that is going to last a lifetime. During my stay, I was honored to [ … ]

Ralph and Jo Evelyn Miller, 1945
An LCI Ace

By LeRoy Olson, USS LCI(L) 966 &(L) 321 Not only did LCI(G) 70 ace out with five planes, but she survived both torpedo and kamikaze hits.  Her exploits resulted in [ … ]

This Day In History

  • 1942 Assault of U.S. B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed, Tunisia.
  • 1943 American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • 1944 US 9th division & 1st Army attacks Geilenkirchen, Germany.
  • 1945 Yeshiva College (University), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College.   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded at the conclusion of a conference in London.  Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were announced: Americium (atomic number 95) and Curium (atomic number 96).  "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946).  

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