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Date: Tue 12/1/09 5:29PM
From: Rex J. Weinheimer
Email: rexweinheimer@hotmail.com

Message: LCI(L) 1018

My father LTJG Thomas W. "Tom" Weinheimer (b. 22 Oct 1920, d. 17 Dec 2005) of Stonewall, Texas served aboard the USS LCI(L)-1018 - Hull No. 168 - BUILT: Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland, Oregon - Launched: March 21, 1944.

Operations noted: Leyte Landings, 19-29 November 1944; Luzon Landings, 12-18 February 1945; Visayan Island Landings, 18 March - 1 April 1945.

My father told me he and the crew were returning stateside with the vessel to be refitted as a rocket launcher for the invasion of Japan when the Japanese surrendered on August 15, 1945, VJ Day. The crew was not disappointed.

I have a photo of part of the crew (2 officers - 10 enlisted) seated at a table at Club Del Rio, San Pedro, California dated October 13, 1945, indeed, a celebration of freedom. The officers are LTJG Thomas Weinheimer and LTJG Jim Curry, unfortunately I do not know the identities of the sailors.

I am sincerely interested in acquiring any photos or memorabilia from LCI(L)-1018 or her crew.

I would be happy to compare notes with any interested historians of LCI(L)-1018.

Thank you for providing the forum and "Tally Ho"!

Rex J. Weinheimer
Stonewall, Texas
(830) 644-2231


Date: Thu 11/26/09 5:01PM
From: Ron Serabia
Email: flyron49@gmail.com

Message: My father Joseph Serabia served as a Fireman 3rd class in the engine room during WW-II on the LSI(M)673 from 1945 until the end of the wear in 1946. He said the ship was later scraped after coming back in San Diego. He is looking for photos or any crew members who may have served with him.

Thanks to all who served,
Ron Serabia
flyron49@gmail.com

Date: Tue 11/24/09 8:52AM
From: Kevin Wilson
Email: wilsonfarm@aol.com

Message: My father John Wilson of Ohio served on LCI (M) 588 in the Pacific theater 1945. I'm asking for anyones help regarding this ship or it's crew members. Thank you and God Bless.

Date: Sun 11/22/09 5:07PM
From: Clark Cable
Email: clark.cable@yahoo.com

Message: Iam looking for pictures and infomation on LCIg 68 My grandfather John D Walker served on there in 1943 he passed in 1989 away

MasterChief Clark Cable

Date: Sun 11/22/09 9:05AM
From: Jean Groters-Peck
Email: azstargazer2004@yahoo.com

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.
Email: aknapsjr@comcast.net

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
Email: alanhsails@yahoo.com

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

http://www.stanford.edu/~ahebert/gabriel 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
Email: Jimo109@yahoo.com

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


Thanks Jim

Date: Wed 11/11/09 9:39PM
From: Jeff
Email: jvp0807@earthlink.net

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

Jeff

Date: Sat 10/31/09 10:54PM
From: Donald "Dunk" Freeman
Email: krisangel8280@gmail.com

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!

Thanks!


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