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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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from President’s Corner, Elsie Item 100, March, 2018 Welcome to our 100th Edition of the Elsie Item! It is the work of our new editor, Jeff Veesenmeyer. Welcome Jeff! Jeff hails [ … ]

“Firefight on the Mindanao River”

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)
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

  • 1942 First time that U.S. Navy permitted black recruits to serve.
  • 1943 French, British & U.S. victory parade in Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 1944 U.S. Communist Party dissolves.

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