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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Peik, David M, 1943- Oral History Interview, 2003

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Peik, David M., 1943-. Oral History Interview, 2003.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1704

Peik, David M., 1943-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1704. 1 folder and 2 audiocassettes.


The David M. Peik collection consists of two audiocassettes and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Peik and Brian Kramer in 2003. In the interview Peik discusses several aspects of his life, such as his pre-war home life, time in the Navy, and what it was like returning to the United States after being in Vietnam.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This interview was a component of Honors 450: South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project.

Biographical Note:

David M. Peik was born and raised in Albert Lea, MN on June 6th, 1943. He attended college at the University of Minnesota for one year before enlisting in the Navy. After basic training, David became a Navy Corpsman and served a term in Vietnam with the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade. David has been awarded two Purple Hearts for his actions in Vietnam. After David got out of the Navy, he returned to Minnesota and a nurse working in the nursery. Mr. Peik is now retired and resides in Mankato, MN.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Peik, David M., 1943-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1704, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


David M. Peik donated this collection in April 2003.

Processed By:

Brian Kramer transcribed the interview in 2003. Brittney Andringa processed this collection in November 2003.

Related Collections:

A copy of this oral history interview is also available from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Information is available on the National Registry of Service website for the national Veterans History Project. It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about David M. Peik available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Peik, David M., 1943-, interviewee.
Peik, David M., 1943---Interviews.
Kramer, Brian, interviewer.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
United States. Navy.
United States. Marine Corps.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1704



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2003, Tape 1



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2003, Tape 2



Transcript, 2003