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FP_1-0-LCI-351-Okinawa

USS LCI(R)-351 underway, off Okinawa, date unknown. (US Navy photo)

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USS LCI(G)-64 (front) and LCI(G)-65 (back) between Red and White Beaches during the bombardment of Morotai Island, Dutch East Indies (SW Pacific), on September 15, 1944. (navource.org)

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USS LCI(L)-326 beached while unloading her troops during a training exercise, date and location unknown. (navsource.org)

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LCI (G) 441 comes alongside USS Nevada (BB-36) to transfer her wounded. She was hit by Japanese artillery at Iwo Jima on February 17, 1945. (Photo courtesy NARA 80G 307124. Info courtesy American Amphibious Gunboats in World War II; Reilly, p. 217)

This site is dedicated to...

The men who manned those little ships in the face of incredible danger.

The freedom they fought to preserve.

The memories of the boys who didn't come home.

The USS Landing Craft, Infantry, (LCI) National Association was founded in May 14-18, 1991, in Norfolk, VA. Our members are comprised of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served aboard LCI ships during World War II.

Our Associate Members are comprised of family and friends of LCI veterans, non-LCI navy vets, and anyone interested in the history of LCIs in the United States Navy.  We encourage family and friends of LCI veterans, as well as anyone else interested, to join as associate members. Membership is open to the public! Become a member today!

 

ABOUT US

The USS LCI National Association has two goals:

        To reconnect LCI shipmates and renew old friendships through our annual reunions.

        To reach out and connect the younger generations of LCI Navy veterans to each other through our web site.

Our mission is to preserve their history. We highly encourage relatives, loved ones, friends, and simply anyone interested in the history of LCIs, to join as associate members!

 

ALL AMPHIBIOUS FORCE VETERANS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO JOIN!

 

Thank you for visiting our website. Enjoy your visit!

 

 NOW AVAILABLE! BE SURE TO GET YOUR COPY OF "THE HEART OF HELL" BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER MITCH WEISS!  

THE STORY OF THE USS LCI(G)-449 AT IWO JIMA! 

2 3 Heart of Hell Cover

ORDER YOUR COPY OF "HEART OF HELL" TODAY!  AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PACIFIC WAR HISTORIAN DENNIS BLOCKER FOR ALL HIS HARD WORK IN MAKING THIS BOOK POSSIBLE!

 

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN THE US USSLCI ASSOCIATION TODAY!

Join the members who are keeping the memory alive!

ONLY $35 PER YEAR.

 

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LCI Merchandise Order Form

LCI Model Order Form

 

 

 

SUPPORT THE ASSOCIATION WITH A CONTRIBUTION!

Your support to the United States USSLCI Association will assist veterans with their subscription fees and help with events and promotion. The Association is a register 501(c)(19) and contributions are tax deductible.

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