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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 Battle of Rabaul - Japanese attack Australian air base in Rabaul, New Britain.  Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain.  Tank battle at Adzjedabia, Africa Korp vs British 8th Army.  
  • 1943 British 8th army marches into Tripoli.  Detroit Red Wings score NHL record 8 goals in 1 period.  Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured.  Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
  • 1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC.  Detroit Red Wings score 15 goals against New York Rangers & set NHL record for most consecutive goals & most lopsided game winning 15-0.
  • 1945 Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, tenders his resignation.  German Admiral Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.

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