By Jean Peckham Kavale
Additionally, the writer brings well-documented insights into her father's occupation and its major contribution to the army heritage of the USA. 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 paying for fuels and allocating them to our militia around the world, he was once presented a distinct provider Medal.
In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yank Graves Registration Command and again 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 developed below his command. After his go back to the U.S., he served in hugely accountable positions till his military retirement in 1956.
As a civilian, his patriotic provider persisted whilst he labored for the loose Europe Committee and traveled in another country to satisfy with Western eu diplomats. His objective used to be to get them extra excited by the Committee's paintings. international locations at the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, may ascertain extra safeguard for the us. accountability, kingdom, and patriotism might proceed to dominate his lifestyles to the tip. (This ebook is the author's moment variation of "A Salute to Patriotism.")
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A Salute to Patriotism: The Life and Work of Major General Howard L. Peckham by Jean Peckham Kavale