David E. Perkins Oral History Interview

December 12, 1978
Oral History #OH0054
Perkins, David E., 1925-2006; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.02 Cubic Feet, 4 audiocassettes, 4.25 hours, 105 pages
Preferred Citation
David E. Perkins Oral History Interview (#OH0054), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

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).

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of David E. Perkins

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Perkins, David E., 1925-2006
Corporate Names
United States Coast Guard Academy--Students
United States. Coast Guard--Officers--Interviews
Operation Sail, 1976
Search and rescue operations--Alaska
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Campaigns