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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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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 [ … ]

June 2019 (No. 105)
The 2019 LCI National Reunion!

On May 3-5 2019, the AFMM proudly hosted the LCI WWII Veterans Reunion. 13 veterans attended along with family and friends for a total of over 85. Everyone had a [ … ]

Chaplain’s Corner

Holy Bible NASB Psalm 1: 1-6    2 Peter 1:21    2 Tim 3:16  Heb 11:6 I love to read the Psalms because they are so applicable to life, and, as all [ … ]

Whatever Will Float Our Boat

Rick Holmes, AFMM President The AFMM is having another excellent year; visits and tours to the ship are up and the ship is really looking good. Our troop 2 and [ … ]

Not All LCI Casualties Occurred During the Landings

When you are doing research, something on a page may jump out and seize your attention. This was the case when I was reviewing the WWII Missing in Action files [ … ]

Witness to Invasions, Surrenders and Occupation

By Jeff Veesenmeyer When Chicagoan, Bill Simmons joined the Navy in July of 1944, he had no idea what he would see. At age 17 he wanted to serve and [ … ]

Gator Gossip

By Jeff Veesenmeyer 20 Years Ago – Elsie Item #29 Our 9th reunion at Louisville is now history, it was indeed a very enjoyable and successful reunion. Our attendance was [ … ]

This Day In History

1942 Battle of Savo Island (August 8-9).
1942 General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery appointed commander of British 8th Army at El Alamein, Egypt. Six convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in the U.S. on June 25, 1942 were executed in Washngton, DC;  two others who cooperated were spared but given life sentences. British Flower class corvette HMS Dianthus sinks German submarine U-379.  Soviet anti-offensive of Voronezh under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko.
1943 LCI Landing:  Sant'agate, Sicily.
1943 The Western Allies Combined Chiefs of Staff meet in Quebec, Canada.  The U.S. amphibious forces land at Sant'Agata on the North coast of Sicily.  Vegetables & fruit are rationed in Holland.
1944 Canadian & Polish troops occupy Cramesnil, Secqueville, Cintheaux, & St-Aignan, France.  The U.S. 15th Army Corps occupies Le Mans, France.
1945 President Harry Truman signs the instrument of certification for the United Nations Charter.  The U.S., USSR, Britain & France sign Treaty of London and set down procedures for Nuremberg trials.  USSR declares war against Japan.  USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea.

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