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  • USS LCI(R)-351

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

  • LCI (G) 65 & 64

    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)

  • USS LCI(L)-326

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

  • USS LCI(L) 553

    USS LCI(L) 553 landing troops onto on D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.

  • LCI (G) 441

    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)

Welcome to the USS LCI National Association

   JOIN THE USS LCI ASSOCIATION: ONLY $35 ANNUALLY

Join today! Membership dues are $35.00 per year With that you receive an annual subscription to our quarterly newsletter the Elsie Item. All our members and associate members are encouraged to send information to be published in our newsletter. If you need more information please call, write, or email us and we will be glad to help.

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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 U.S.S. LCI National Association was founded in May 14-18, 1991, in Norfolk, VA. Our members are comprised of U.S. Navy veterans who served aboard Landing Craft, Infantry (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!

Our business manager is Nehemiah Communications, Inc., located in Columbia, South Carolina. They are the publisher of our quarterly magazine newsletter, Elsie Item. Nehemiah Communications is also the business manager of the U.S. LST Association at http://www.USLST.org. Nehemiah also publishes their newsletter, LST Scuttlebutt. https://www.uslst.org/the-scuttlebutt

If you have any current addresses of former shipmates, we would like to add them to our mailing list. Please send their name and address to our National Headquarters at

Nehemiah Communications, Inc.
101 Rice Bent Way #6
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 865-5665

 

 

INFORMATION

If you have any current addresses of former shipmates, we would like to add them to our mailing list. Please send their name and address to our National Headquarters at Nehemiah Communications, Inc., 101 Rice Bent Way #6, Columbia, SC 29229, (803) 865-5665

 

ALL AMPHIBIOUS FORCE VETERANS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO JOIN!

 

Thank you for visiting our website. Enjoy your visit!

 

 

 The very first LCI website was created on Father’s Day 1998, in memory of Karl Bischoff, LCI 489

 

  • LCI469

    The crew of the LCI(G) 469 (navsource.org)

  • LCI35

    John Finnerty (left) and Phil Reed of the LCI 35 pose for a photo on a beach in France in 1944.

  • LCI5

    LCI 5 crew being briefed on coming Normandy operations. The LCI 3 is on their left and LCI 4 on their right. Also in the background across from them (L to R) are the LCI 325, LCI 326, and LCI 8. (National Archives photo)

  • LCI329

    LCI 329 sailor, Stephen Ganzberger, poses while ashore Rendova Island (Solomon Islands, S. Pacific) in 1943. (Elsie Item, May 2014)

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN THE US USSLCI ASSOCIATION TODAY!

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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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