By Jean Kavale

ISBN-10: 0966585550

ISBN-13: 9780966585551

partially simply because he was once a descendant of innovative struggle heroes, Howard Louis Peckham's love for his nation begun early. After his dream of graduating from West aspect got here actual, he served for two decades 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 simultaneously as a member of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, he testified prior to Congress approximately military petroleum wishes. For his meritorious paintings of buying fuels and allocating them to our military world wide, he was once provided a special carrier Medal. 

In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the yankee Graves Registration Command and again greater than 80,000 American battle useless to the U.S.. 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 liable positions till his military retirement in 1956. As a civilian, his patriotic carrier persevered while he labored for the unfastened Europe Committee, which used to be being secretly funded via the CIA, and traveled out of the country to fulfill with Western ecu diplomats. His target used to be to get them extra taken with the Committee's paintings. countries at the back of the Iron Curtain peacefully free of Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, may be certain extra safety for the USA. accountability, nation, and patriotism might proceed to dominate his lifestyles to the tip. (This booklet is the author's moment variation of "A Salute to Patriotism.")

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