By Jean Kavale

ISBN-10: 0966585550

ISBN-13: 9780966585551

in part simply because he used to be a descendant of innovative struggle heroes, Howard Louis Peckham's love for his state all started 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 workplace. 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 militia around the world, he used to be provided a amazing carrier Medal. 

In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yank Graves Registration Command and back greater than 80,000 American conflict lifeless 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 until eventually his military retirement in 1956. As a civilian, his patriotic carrier persevered while he labored for the unfastened Europe Committee, which was once being secretly funded by means of the CIA, and traveled overseas to satisfy with Western ecu diplomats. His aim used to be to get them extra thinking about the Committee's paintings. countries in the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, may make sure extra safety for the us. responsibility, nation, and patriotism may 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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