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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 British Royal Air Force (RAF) conducts a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen, Germany.  British Premier Winston Churchill travels from U.S. to London.  Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed commander of U.S. forces in Europe.
  • 1943 Crematorium 3 at Birkenau is finished.  Racial unrest in Detroit, Michigan.  Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Reichskommissar in the Netherlands, orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians.  
  • 1944 British assault at Caen, Normandy.
  • 1945 Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas, Indonesia.  Imperial Japan's General Headquarters in Tokyo announce the fall of Okinawa.  

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