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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 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in USA.  German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague.  
  • 1943 500 allied air forces raid Rome during WW II.
  • 1944 Over 1,200 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany.   500 15th US Air Force Liberators & Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity.  Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen.  Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen.  Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem.  General Bradley flies to England.   Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho & Shokaku sink in Marianas.  NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe.  Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Eichmann.  
  • 1945 USS Cod saves 51 sailors from Dutch sub in only sub-to-sub rescue.

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