Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Dan Peckham Collection
Collection Number
2118
Date(s)
Undated
Size
2.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Photographs Collection, Slides Collection, Museum Objects Collection; Newsletter Collection
Processed by
K. Conness, Sep. 2010[Updated: Apr. 2011 by T. Lovelady]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Approximately two linear feet of slides, photographs certificates, newsletters, and a jungle fatigue shirt document Dan Peckham's service in the United States Navy in Vietnam, 1967-1968 with Combat Communications Boat 91-1 and later Assault Support Patrol Boat A-91-8.

Biographical Note

Dan Peckham was born on August 26, 1947 in Eugene, Oregon. He volunteered for the United States Navy in September 1964. Peckham did a total of 24 years military service with 17 years in the United States Coast Guard and 13 months in Southeast Asia. During his service in Vietnam, Peckham held the positions of Boat Coxswain for Communication Boat 91-1 in 1967 and Boat Captain for Assault Support Patrol Boat 91-8 in 1968. He was stationed in Mekong Delta, Republic of South Vietnam during his tour of duty. Peckham held the rank of E-4 Boatswains Mate 3/C during his service in Vietnam. For his service in Vietnam, Peckham was awarded the following Navy Accommodation Medal with Combat ^D<"V^D>" device, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Citation, Two Navy Citations, National Defense Medal, and a Purple Heart which is pending official approval. In 1988 Peckham retired at the rank of E-7 Chief Boatswains Mate. He is currently an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS, and American Legion.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Department of the Navy Certicates of Training for Dan Peckman
1
1
Individual - P

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA062687-VA062882: 196 Photos that documents Dan Peckham's service in the United States Navy in Vietnam, 1967-1968.
Slides
VAS050873-VAS051380.
Museum Objects
Mobile Riverine Force jungle fatigue shirt.
Newsletters
River Currents Fall 2005.

River Currents Winter 2005.

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive