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A Salute to Patriotism: The Life and Work of Major General Howard L. Peckham by [Kavale, Jean]
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"There is also plenty of information from the author's point of view to go along with what is being said . . . excellently written . . . very descriptive. I was intrigued by everything I read and would definitely do better with history if it was all written this way."-- Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

"The book is well thought-out and well researched. . . a well-documented war story that needed to be told. . . The writing is straightforward, accessible, and especially charming as the author brings in her own stories, her own point of view." -- Commentary from Writer's Digest


"Articulate when it comes to sharing her father's life . . .gives insight into people who lived during and after WWII. . .also discusses her father's personal life in this well-written biography, showing readers that, apart from being an amazing man, he was also a good husband and father."-- Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

"The reader is given what I feel is an intimate look into the life of a man who gave his entire life to serving his country. . . The book is written well with a good eye to detail and flow. It is also edited well, making it an enjoyable read. I would recommend any military or patriotic historian give this one a try."-- Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

 
"Informative. . . Her father's work in Paris reminded me of a marker: 'He left his home in perfect health, he looked so young and brave. We little thought how soon he'd be laid in a soldier's grave.' He might have been one of the boys Jean's dad sent back." -- Forest Funk, WWII Veteran

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One thing that inspired me to write this book, among others, was the movie Saving Private Ryan. I first saw it several years ago. When the opening scenes appeared  of the American military cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, I was reminded of my father's work as head of the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC). He held that position in Europe during the critical period 1947-1950. I felt then, and still do, that people should know the history behind that resting place and about the diligent work performed by U.S. Army graves registration personnel in caring for the more than 150,000 deceased heroes of the European Theater. I did considerable research before writing the chapters in my book that pertain to the work.  Historian Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Band of Brothers and other best-selling books, wrote me these words in a letter dated July 9, 1999: "I have visited nearly all the cemeteries in Europe. . . .and I thank God for the American Battle Monuments Commission and the American Graves Registration Command."

My father's major World War II story, for which he received a DSM medal, included searching for oil and procuring it, procuring gasoline, and then allocating these products to American troops worldwide.  It also also gave me the inspiration to write this book. He was a brigadier general then (promoted to major general in 1952). Here are excerpts from two of the several publications that mention his work as director of fuels and lubricants: 

United States Oil Policy Since World War 1, by Stephen J. Randall: 
"Brigadier General H.L. Peckham, for example, director of the fuels and lubricants division of the Quartermaster Corps, commented to the secretary of war that the department's view had supported a 'frank discussion' on areas of potential . . ." 
Aramco, the United States, and Saudi Arabia: A Study of the Dynamics of Foreign Oil Policy1933-1950, by Irvine H. Anderson, Jr: 
"The rest of the American delegation included Brigadier General H. L. Peckham of the War Department, Leroy D. Stinebower of the Office of Economic Affairs and James C. Sappington and John A. Loftus of the Office of the Petroleum Advisor in . . ."

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  • File Size: 11059 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2013
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B6EIUNI
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