Jean Peckham Kavale's A Salute to Patriotism: The Life and Work of Major General PDF

By Jean Peckham Kavale

ISBN-10: 0966585550

ISBN-13: 9780966585551

A Salute to Patriotism is greater than the biography of a committed military officer, Howard Louis Peckham. it is also the tale of his notable kinfolk, beginning together with his ancestors who sailed from England to the US within the 17th century and their descendants, who bravely served within the innovative battle and destiny wars. It additionally tells how they handled stumbling blocks, tragedy, and luck alongside the road of life.

Additionally, the writer brings well-documented insights into her father's occupation and its major contribution to the army heritage of the U.S.. After graduating from West aspect, 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 Corps. whereas serving at the same time as a member of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, he testified sooner than Congress approximately military petroleum wishes. For his meritorious paintings of deciding to buy fuels and allocating them to our defense force all over the world, he was once presented a special carrier Medal.

In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yank Graves Registration Command and lower back greater than 80,000 American warfare lifeless to the USA. 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 persisted whilst he labored for the loose Europe Committee and traveled in a foreign country to fulfill with Western ecu diplomats. His objective was once to get them extra eager about the Committee's paintings. countries at the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, might be sure extra defense for the USA. responsibility, kingdom, and patriotism may proceed to dominate his existence to the top. (This e-book is the author's moment variation of "A Salute to Patriotism.")

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