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 innovative conflict heroes, Howard Louis Peckham's love for his nation began early. After his dream of graduating from West element 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 place of work. whereas serving at the same time as a member of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, he testified prior to Congress approximately military petroleum wishes. For his meritorious paintings of deciding to buy fuels and allocating them to our military all over the world, he used to be provided a amazing provider Medal. 

In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yankee Graves Registration Command and back greater than 80,000 American conflict useless to the USA. nearly 60,000 others have been interred in ten everlasting American cemeteries in Europe, graded and built 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 provider persisted while he labored for the loose Europe Committee, which used to be being secretly funded by way of the CIA, and traveled in a foreign country to fulfill with Western eu diplomats. His target used to be to get them extra occupied with the Committee's paintings. international locations at the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, may be certain extra defense for the USA. accountability, state, 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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