A Salute to Patriotism: The Life and Work of Major General by Jean Kavale

By Jean Kavale

partially simply because he was once a descendant of progressive struggle heroes, Howard Louis Peckham's love for his kingdom began early. After his dream of graduating from West element got here precise, he served for 20 years within the U.S. military Corps of Engineers. In 1942 he transferred to the Quartermaster Corps and went to Washington, the place he headed the Fuels and Lubricants department of the Quartermaster General's place of work. whereas serving at the same time as a member of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, he testified ahead of Congress approximately military petroleum wishes. For his meritorious paintings of purchasing fuels and allocating them to our military world wide, he used to be provided a exclusive provider Medal. 

In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yank Graves Registration Command and back greater than 80,000 American battle useless to the us. nearly 60,000 others have been interred in ten everlasting American cemeteries in Europe, graded and developed lower than his command. After his go back to the USA, he served in hugely accountable positions until eventually his military retirement in 1956. As a civilian, his patriotic carrier persevered while he labored for the loose Europe Committee, which was once being secretly funded by way of the CIA, and traveled out of the country to fulfill with Western eu diplomats. His objective used to be to get them extra curious about the Committee's paintings. countries in the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, might confirm extra protection for the us. accountability, nation, and patriotism may proceed to dominate his existence to the tip. (This e-book is the author's moment version of "A Salute to Patriotism.")

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