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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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November 28, 2018 by Joe Flynn

Friends in High Places
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President George H.W. Bush was known for his many friends from all walks of life. At his funeral many commented on his easy comfort with all the people he met. And all made a point of honoring his service as a Navy pilot in WW II in the Pacific.

June 19, 2018 by Jim Phillips

Notes from the LCI(G) 70
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I wasn’t on the ship when it was torpedoed. The torpedo penetrated the ship’s engine room, killed one sailor, but did not detonate...

March 27, 2018 By Ralph I. Miller, LCI(M) 805

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire!
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In the Campaign in the Pacific, LCI’s made a lot of smoke and provided a good cover for the “big boys,” the destroyers, the cruisers, and the battleships in anchorages.  Making smoke protected the others from the Kamikazes but the LCI’s trailing the smoke were always outside...

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March 15, 2018

What's in a Name? The Story of Lt. Fay Broughton Begor
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At the time of the attack, the well deck was crowded with the Australians who were prepared to land.  LT(jg) Begor went on deck immediately after the ship had been strafed to treat the many wounded. As he was giving aid the bombers...

March 26, 2018 By LeRoy Olson, LCI(L)966 & (L)321

An LCI Ace
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Not only did LCI(G) 70 ace out with five planes, but she survived both torpedo and kamikaze hits.  Her exploits resulted in a Presidential Unit Citation....

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Friends in High Places

By Joe Flynn An earlier article was featured in the Elsie Item #95 President George H.W. Bush was known for his many friends from all walks of life.  At his funeral many [ … ]

What’s in a Name?

The USS Begor (APD 127) slid down the ways of deFoe Shipyards of Saginaw Michigan, May 25 1944. It was being built as a fast, shallow draft ship capable of [ … ]

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

  • 1941 German submarine U-434 sinks.  Japanese troops land on Hong Kong.  
  • 1944 U.S. Destroyers Hull, Spence & Monaghan sink in typhoon off Philippines (780 die).  Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants.  The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the government's wartime evacuation of people of Japanese descent from the West Coast while at the same time ruling that "concededly loyal" Americans of Japanese ancestry could not continue to be detained.
  • 1945 Uruguay joins the United Nations.

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