47 min

196: LCI's in WWII with Author Zach Morris War Stories with Preston and Sayre

    • Society & Culture

Today Preston and Sayre are joined by Zach S. Morris. Zach is currently the editor in chief of LST Scuttlebutt, the quarterly magazine newsletter of the U.S. Landing Ship Tank (LST) Association. He is also the former editor in chief of Elsie Item, the quarterly magazine newsletter of the USS Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) National Association. Zach joins us to discuss the new book he wrote about his grandfather, Stephen Ganzberger, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  The book, When the Beaches Trembled: The Incredible True Story of Stephen Ganzberger and the LCIs in World War II, explores Ganzberger's journey aboard the USS LCI(L)-329 and LCI(G)-65 and the story of the creation of the Amphibious Forces at the beginning of WWII. We discuss how Zach spent a decade collecting first hand accounts from the sailors responsible for operating these pivotal troop transports.  Landing Craft Infantry ships (LCIs) had the perilous job of delivering troops directly onto enemy-held beaches in some of the fiercest combat of the war, and were critical to Allied victory. We talk about what life was like aboard those tiny ships, and the dangers the little LCIs faced fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Theater.

Zach can be reached at on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @Zach_Editor as well as his website https://www.zachsmorris.com.

Today Preston and Sayre are joined by Zach S. Morris. Zach is currently the editor in chief of LST Scuttlebutt, the quarterly magazine newsletter of the U.S. Landing Ship Tank (LST) Association. He is also the former editor in chief of Elsie Item, the quarterly magazine newsletter of the USS Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) National Association. Zach joins us to discuss the new book he wrote about his grandfather, Stephen Ganzberger, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  The book, When the Beaches Trembled: The Incredible True Story of Stephen Ganzberger and the LCIs in World War II, explores Ganzberger's journey aboard the USS LCI(L)-329 and LCI(G)-65 and the story of the creation of the Amphibious Forces at the beginning of WWII. We discuss how Zach spent a decade collecting first hand accounts from the sailors responsible for operating these pivotal troop transports.  Landing Craft Infantry ships (LCIs) had the perilous job of delivering troops directly onto enemy-held beaches in some of the fiercest combat of the war, and were critical to Allied victory. We talk about what life was like aboard those tiny ships, and the dangers the little LCIs faced fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Theater.

Zach can be reached at on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @Zach_Editor as well as his website https://www.zachsmorris.com.

47 min

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