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March 2019

Elsie Item 104
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Elsie Item 104
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Elsie Item 104
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ELSIE ITEM

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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Elsie Item 103
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Elsie Item 103
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ELSIE ITEM

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

An LCI Ace

LCI(G)-70, Elsie Item

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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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30 Days

By Robert E Wright Jr Preface I have often asked the question of the Association’s WWII Veterans “What did you do during the war?” That usually results in the same [ … ]

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

By Jeff Veesenmeyer There was a strange silence on board the LCI 35…and on the streets of Brighton too. The Normandy invasion had begun. Over 280,000 men were crossing the [ … ]

March 2019 (No. 104)
Some Observations from Officers Country

By Robert E Wright Jr., President and Treasurer This is the first issue of the New Year 2019 and the 104th issue of the ELSIE ITEM. Most of you were [ … ]

Memories of the LCI(L)-41

Story originally published in Elsie Item #25 June 1998. Submitted By Ken Stern LCI 41 started out as a regular square-conn in the l to 350 class of LCIs. The [ … ]

Vaughn Odene Brow

This Day In History

  • 1942 The Tule Lake Segregation Center for Japanese-American wartime internees opened in Northern California.   The U.S. War Department formally established the Armed Forces Radio Services (AFRS).  Radio Tokyo boasted of recent victories in the Pacific and declared that "the Japanese people can look forward to a triumphal march into London and a victory march in New York.  Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London.  Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star.   Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: Afrika Korps vs British army.  
  • 1943 Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes first president of a black country to visit U.S..  Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam.  Prime Minister Winston Churchill & General George Marshall fly from U.S. to North Africa.  
  • 1945 U.S. drops fire bombs on Tokyo.

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