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

By Jean Kavale

ISBN-10: 0966585550

ISBN-13: 9780966585551

in part simply because he was once a descendant of progressive warfare heroes, Howard Louis Peckham's love for his nation began early. After his dream of graduating from West element got here actual, 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 simultaneously as a member of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, he testified ahead of Congress approximately military petroleum wishes. For his meritorious paintings of deciding to buy fuels and allocating them to our militia world wide, he was once presented a individual carrier Medal. 

In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yank Graves Registration Command and again greater than 80,000 American battle lifeless to the USA. nearly 60,000 others have been interred in ten everlasting American cemeteries in Europe, graded and developed less than his command. After his go back to the U.S., he served in hugely dependable positions till his military retirement in 1956. As a civilian, his patriotic carrier persevered whilst he labored for the loose Europe Committee, which used to be being secretly funded by way of the CIA, and traveled out of the country to fulfill with Western eu diplomats. His target was once to get them extra interested by the Committee's paintings. international locations at the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, might make sure extra safety for the us. responsibility, nation, and patriotism could proceed to dominate his lifestyles to the top. (This e-book is the author's moment version of "A Salute to Patriotism.")

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