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Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview, April 27, 2001

Oral History #OH0200

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Title: Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview
Creators: Cocke, Thomas P.
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2 hours.

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Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview (#OH0200), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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  • Gift of Thomas P. Cocke

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Captain Cocke recounts his background in Virginia, attendance at Bullis' Prep School, and experiences at U.S. Naval Academy. He comments on assignment to USS MISSISSIPPI, damage to the ship as result of a severe storm in the North Atlantic, and service in the Pacific after repairs were completed. He also describes training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a civil engineer; duty on Guam; and planning and construction assignments at Norfolk, Atlantic City, San Diego, Hawaii, Midway, Easter Island, Johnson Island, and Kwajalein.

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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