|Title:||David E. Perkins Oral History Interview|
Lennon, Donald R.
Perkins, David E.
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.02 Cubic feet, 4 audiocassettes, 4.25 hours, 105 pages .|
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David E. Perkins Oral History Interview (#OH0054), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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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).
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