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The LCI(L)-85 is featured in National Geographic's Drain the Ocean: Secrets of D-Day airing Monday, June 3 at 9PM. You can read more about the LCI(L)-85 in this article from our ELSIE Item Archives

Saluting Our Coast Guard Shipmates – Flotilla Ten at Normandy

LCI(R)-1077, ELSIE ITEM

March 2019

Elsie Item 104
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By Vaughn Brown, Ken Campbell, Pat Campbell

Vaughn Brown’s LCI(R) 1077 Career

LCI(R)-1077, ELSIE ITEM

By Ken Stern and Earle L. Bailey QM1/c

Memories of the LCI 41

LCI(L)-41, ELSIE ITEM

By Bremmer Martha PhM1/c

Memories of LCI(G)-455

LCI(G)-455, ELSIE ITEM

By Vernon Wallace as told to Tom Gorham

Post-VJ Day LCI

Post-VJ Day LCI

Post-VJ Day LCI

LCI(M)-632, ELSIE ITEM

December 2018

Elsie Item 103
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Guns Behind Palagi Rock

LCI(L)-365, ELSIE ITEM

Fond Memories of LCI 35 and a Dance Floor in Brighton, England

LCI(L)-35, ELSIE ITEM

A Lucky Japanese Dive-Bomber Spoils the Day for the LCI(G) 23 Gunboat

LCI(G)-23, ELSIE ITEM

30 Days

LCI(R)-337, ELSIE ITEM

David's Journey

LCI(L)-36, ELSIE ITEM

"Now it Can be Told" LCI (R) 765 Takes on a Japanese Destroyer

LCI(R)-765, ELSIE ITEM

Navy Beachmasters on "Red & Green" Omaha

LCI(L)-88, ELSIE ITEM

Friends in High Places

LCI(G)-347, Elsie Item

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire.

LCI(M)-805, Elsie Item, Stories

What’s in a Name?

LCI(L)-339, Elsie Item

Notes from the LCI(G) 70

LCI(G)-70, Elsie Item

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Saluting Our Coast Guard Shipmates – Flotilla Ten at Normandy and the loss of LCIs 85, 91, 92 and 93

This article first appeared in the January 2007 issue of the Elsie Item (No. 58) and offers details about the loss of four LCIs.  In particular, it discusses the LCI(L)-85 [ … ]

Guns Behind Palagi Rock

By Jeff Veesenmeyer The actions on W-Day 21 July 1944 during the initial assault landings on Agat Beach, Guam. The mission of this vessel, and of LCI(G) Division Fifteen, was [ … ]

David’s Journey

by John France 02/17/2018 David Forman was born July 31, 1923. A native of Kings County, New York, he was the son of immigrants. His father Louis was from Latvia [ … ]

March 2019 (No. 104)
Bill Simmons: An Honored World War II Veteran

LCI SAILOR HONORED & NOT FORGOTTEN: Bill Simmons LCI(M) 756 passed away in January 2019. This tribute appeared in his American Legion newsletter. He will always be held in great [ … ]

The Greatest “Industrial” Generation

By Jeff Veesenmeyer The Greatest Generation put 16.1 million men and women in uniform during WWII. Those numbers are amazing. But the military needed more than uniforms to win the [ … ]

Memories of LCI(G)-455

By Bremmer Martha PhM1/c How seasick we were on our first trip in Atlantic on the way to Panama, from the Captain on down. We saw our first hint of [ … ]

Vaughn Brown’s LCI(R) 1077 Career

Written by Vaughn Brown in 2002. This article, his Action Reports, Deck Logs, and photos were scanned, emailed and submitted by Brown’s friends, Ken and Pat Campbell. They say that [ … ]

This Day In History

  • 1941 Sarawak, Borneo occupied by Japanese forces.
  • 1942 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan.
  • 1943 "The Tamiami Champion" trains (New York to Florida) collide in Rennert, North Carolina 74 people were killed and 200 injured on the Atlantic Coast Line when the northbound Tamiami Champion struck the derailed rear three carriages of its southbound counterpart. It remains the deadliest train wreck ever in North Carolina.
  • 1944 Battle of the Bulge begins as German forces launch a surprise attack against Allied forces through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxembourg (the Allies were eventually able to turn the Germans back).  German V-2 rocket strikes Antwerp bioscope killing 638.  The U.S. 2nd Infantry division occupies "Heartbreak Crossroads" at Wahlerscheid, Germany.
  • 1945 The Cleveland Rams defeated the Washington Redskins, 15–14, at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio for the NFL Championship.  This was the last game before the Rams moved west to Los Angeles.

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