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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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 [ … ]
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)
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 [ … ]
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 Transport #35 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany. 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris.
- 1943 Arundel Island, New Georgia Islands, Solomon Islands in US hands. Soviet 13th & 61st Armies recapture Chyernigov. Soviet forces reach Dnjepr (Dnieper) river. Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx, New York named.
- 1944 Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrender.