New PDF release: A Salute to Patriotism: The Life and Work of Major General

By Jean Kavale

ISBN-10: 0966585550

ISBN-13: 9780966585551

partially simply because he used to be a descendant of innovative battle heroes, Howard Louis Peckham's love for his state begun early. After his dream of graduating from West aspect got here real, 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 workplace. whereas serving at the same time as a member of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, he testified earlier than Congress approximately military petroleum wishes. For his meritorious paintings of buying fuels and allocating them to our militia around the globe, he used to be presented a individual carrier Medal. 

In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yank Graves Registration Command and again greater than 80,000 American warfare useless to the us. nearly 60,000 others have been interred in ten everlasting American cemeteries in Europe, graded and built lower than his command. After his go back to the U.S., he served in hugely accountable positions until eventually his military retirement in 1956. As a civilian, his patriotic provider endured whilst he labored for the unfastened Europe Committee, which was once being secretly funded through the CIA, and traveled out of the country to fulfill with Western eu diplomats. His objective used to be to get them extra concerned with the Committee's paintings. international locations at the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, could ascertain extra safety for the U.S.. accountability, state, and patriotism could 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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