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USS LCI National Association
Reunion 2019

May 3-5, 2019 - Portland, Oregon

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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Friends in High Places

By Joe Flynn An earlier article was featured in the Elsie Item #95 President George H.W. Bush was known for his many friends from all walks of life.  At his funeral many [ … ]

What’s in a Name?

By Joe Flynn The USS Begor (APD 127) slid down the ways of deFoe Shipyards of Saginaw Michigan, May 25 1944. It was being built as a fast, shallow draft [ … ]

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

  • 1943 Adolf Hitler visits Field Marshal Erich von Manstein's headquarters in Zaporozje, Ukraine and stays until the 19th. Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews.  Major General Omar Bradley flies to Washington, D.C.  NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US Army.
  • 1944 U.S. forces invaded Eniwetok Atoll, encountering little resistance from Imperial Japanese troops. (The Americans secured the atoll less than a week later.)  The U.S. begins night bombing of Truk, Caroline Islands.  
  • 1944 LCI Landing:  Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands.
  • 1945 LCI (G) 474 sunk off Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands.

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