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David E. Perkins Oral History Interview, November 27, 1978, December 12, 1978

(Oral History #OH0054)

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Title: David E. Perkins Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Perkins, David E.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 4 audiocassettes, 4.25 hours, 105 pages .

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General note

1941-1977

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

David E. Perkins Oral History Interview (#OH0054), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of David E. Perkins

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Captain Perkins recounts his experiences as a Coast Guard officer from enrollment in a New London, Conn. prep school in 1941 until his retirement in 1977. Topics discussed include the Coast Guard Academy, duty on the Atlantic and Pacific coast, search and rescue operations in Alaska, involvement in the weather patrol program, assignment to Coast Guard headquarters, duty in Vietnam, and involvement in the planning and execution of OPSAIL (1976 Tall Ships Event).

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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