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Date: Sun 11/22/09 9:05AM
From: Jean Groters-Peck

Message: I am looking for information on my Father's Marvin Groters Sr. military service onboard the LCI(G)34 and the LCI(L)227. My Father never talked about his service and I never pushed it. Now he is gone and I have his military records from the military. He served from 1-11-44 to 4-23-46. It listed his medals as American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal(2 bronze stars), Philipine Liberation Ribbon(2 bronze stars). If anyone knows anything about my Father or the vessels that are listed above please contact me at the email I have included. Anything would be greatly appreciated. I found a picture of him with a friend but no names were on it. It was taken on a dock with the ocean in the background and they were in work clothes having a cigarette. Thanks for any help anyone can give me..

Date: Wed 11/18/09 11:44AM
From: AW Knaps, Jr.

Message: My cousin S1C Leon Andrew Giardina was supposed to have been killed Feb 17, 1945 on the USS LC1(G) 474, but I do not see him listed with the others. Can someone help me with this? Thanks, AW Knaps, Jr.

Date: Tue 11/17/09 8:19PM
From: Alan Hebert

Message: Hello, my Dad, Frank Hebert was CO of LCI 983 shortly after WWII. You can see the website about the trip, here: i/LCI983/

I have a LOT of pictures from that trip that I've scanned. They're mostly scenes from various Micronesian islands, but there may be a few more of the ship, itself. PLease contact me if you want more.

Date: Sun 11/15/09 8:55PM
From: Jim

Message: I'm interested in any information,stories,pictures,etc
LCI L 1097

Thanks Jim

Date: Wed 11/11/09 9:39PM
From: Jeff

Message: My dad Walter H. Phillips form Niagra Falls NY served on the LCIL 557 from April 1944 until she was sold to Russia in 1945. He is still alive and I am trying to locate a photograph of the ship if anyone has one they can email to me please.

Thank you


Date: Sat 10/31/09 10:54PM
From: Donald "Dunk" Freeman

Message: My father, Donald "Dunk" Freeman, served aboard USS LCI(L)-1068 from 1944-1946 as a Ships Cook 2c. Anyone with stories or photos of him, his ship or war stories about his cooking please email us!


Date: Fri 10/2/09 3:24PM
From: Vaughn Hampton

Message: I have my Boot Camp picture of San Diego Company 43-363 taken when we graduated from Boot Camp about 30 August 1943.
If any happen to read this, send me an email and I'll send you a copy of our Company.
We're a sorry looking bunch of Boots but our hats are squared off and our Kerchiefs are all regulation depth.

Date: Thu 10/1/09 3:17PM
From: John Jensen

Message: I am a historian and archaeologist and on Monday I completed an inspection of the former LCI L 653. The ship is in extremely bad condition and is slated to be disposed of in deep water off Alaska. A sad but necessary end to a long career in the navy and in civilian service. Given the ship's historic status, I am hoping to preserve any stories or other information about the vessel and would be interested in hearing from anyone who has information, stories, photographs, or objects.

Thank you!

John Jensen

Date: Wed 09/30/09 9:30PM
From: Ross Nichols

Message: My father served on LCI 95 in the Pacific during WW II. He lives in Michigan at this time. His name is William Nichols. I know that he was in Japan shortly after the bomb was dropped. If anyone out there knows someone who also served onboard during this time would be greatly appreciated.

SGT. Ross Nichols MIARNG

Date: Mon 09/28/09 5:59PM
From: Diane

Message: My Uncle died April 2008. He was LT LA West on the LCI 754 during WWII in the pacific. He only spoke of the war once to me and I recorded it.Last weekend I went through three boxes of his and found a photo album he kept during the war. He received a Bronze star with a V for valor. I also fond a stack of letters he wrote to my Aunt. If anyone served with him or knows of others who did, please contact me.

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