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A Salute to Patriotism

The Life and Work of Major General Howard L. Peckham
by Jean Kavale  US United States

March 16, 2016   |    2,059 reads    |   0 comments

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A Salute to Patriotism (book) by Jean KavaleA boy growing up on a farm in Connecticut, a descendant of Revolutionary War heroes, dreamed about graduating from West Point. That dream came true. Prior to WWII, he was an army engineer and also served in staff appointments with various armored divisions. In 1946 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his WWII work of diligently procuring fuels and allocating them to American troops worldwide. Post-war assignments included head of the American Graves Registration Command in Europe and Commanding General of Fort Lee, Virginia. Duty, country, and patriotism dominated his life to the end. Here are words from some 5-star reviews of the book:

“Jean Peckham Kavale is the daughter of the general and she has done an impeccable job with researching and compiling this story.”

 “Hopefully, this book will stand as a testament to the man and the selfless devotion to his country and the men he once called brothers.”

“Well researched and written with the voice of one who not only knows the principle character well but also has the gift to write and report as a fine journalist and historian…”

About The Author

The daughter of a career U.S. Army officer and stay-at-home mom, Jean Peckham Kavale was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She had more than fifteen years of experience as an editor in Silicon Valley, including Senior Editor with PDR Information Services. She was also a Contract Editor for Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, for which she edited the entire library of CallPath books (six books). She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland, a teaching credential from San Jose State University, and a master's degree in pastoral theology from the University of... more

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