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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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Save the Dates: May 4 – 6, 2018 (28th Annual USS LCI National Association Reunion)

Please join us for the 28th Annual USS LCI National Association Reunion to be held May 4th-6th, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.  As in 2017,  the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum (AFMM-LCI 713) [ … ]

Walter Kopacz – A Memorial

Walter Kopacz, LCI 66, passed away in August, 2001. Walt was a co-founder of the LCI Association and its first Treasurer. Walter was also the reason the original LCI website [ … ]

March 2017 (No. 96)
President’s Message – March 2017

Greetings to all LCI lovers! The next National Reunion for the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association quickly approaches. It will be hosted by the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum –home [ … ]

Gordon Smith’s Diving Suit Yarn

Gordon Smith, LCI 43 & Diving Suit by Gordon Smith Among the invasion fleet for the invasion of Southern France were the LCI’s #41 and #43. For this invasion, the [ … ]

This Day In History

  • 1942 The SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to British-mandated Palestine, was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea, all but one of the refugees survived.  Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German).  The "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, lasting until the next day.  
  • 1943 Major General Omar Bradley flies to Algiers.  Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II.  
  • 1944 Minister of War Juan Perón leads a coup in Argentina.
  • 1945 Egypt & Syria declare war on Nazi-Germany.  Manila freed from Japanese.  Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.  

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