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December 2018

Elsie Item 103
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Elsie Item 103
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Elsie Item 103
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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

September 2018

Elsie Item 102
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Elsie Item 102
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Elsie Item 102
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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

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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President’s Corner – June 2018

by Robert E. Wright Jr., President/Treasurer The reunion is now history, and from history we learn.  After serving as our Vice President for eight years and our President for the [ … ]

Navy Beachmasters on “Red & Green” Omaha

By Jeff Veesenmeyer Ensign Joseph Vahgi couldn’t sleep. He was playing cards below deck on Coast Guard LCI(L) 88 (Landing Craft Infantry Large). The flat bottomed, 300-ton amphibious ship rolled [ … ]

September 2018 (No. 102)
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 [ … ]

This Day In History

  • 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty.  The Thoroughbred Racing Association of U.S. formed in Chicago, Il.
  • 1943 British Merchant Motor ship Canadian Star is sunk by German submarine U221.   British 8th Army opens assault on Mareth line in Tunisia.  Frank Nitti, the Chicago Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Rail Yard.  In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round.  
  • 1944 British composer Michael Tippett's oratorio "Child of Our Time" premieres in London.
  • 1945 Almost 800 were killed when a Japanese dive bomber (Kamikaze) attacked the carrier USS Franklin off Japan: however the ship was saved.  Adolf Hitler issues "Nero Decree" ordering the destruction of all German factories or facilities that could fall into Allied hands.  British 36th Division captures Mogok, Burma (ruby mine).  U.S. Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe and Kure, Japan.

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