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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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 [ … ]
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)
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 [ … ]
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 Dwight D. Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa.
- 1943 The 1st allied air raid on Borneo. US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina, Sicily.
- 1944 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica. Operation Tractable, the final offensive conducted by Canadian and Polish troops and supported by one brigade of British tanks as part of the Battle of Normandy begins. Soviet offensive at Weichsel (Vistula River area of Poland).
- 1945 V-J Day - President Harry S. Truman announces that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone).