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The Second Edition of "A Salute to Patriotism: The Life and Work of Major General Howard L. Peckham" was published in May 2011 and is now available at Amazon.com.
While he was stationed with the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Benning during the period 1940-1942, Howard Peckham served under George S. Patton and his successor Willis D. Crittenberger. He then became Chief of Staff of the 8th Armored Division at Ft.Knox.
"A BOY growing up on a farm in Connecticut, a descendant of Revolutionary War heroes, dreams of graduating from West Point. That dream comes true, and his career in the U.S. Army lasts more than thirty-five years. The first two decades, which are engagingly described, are spent moving with his wife and two children to assignments with the Corps of Engineers and staff appointments with divisions of the Armored Force. During World War II he transfers to the Quartermaster Corps to head its Fuels & Lubricants Division. For meritoriously procuring fuels and allocating them to American troops worldwide, he receives a Distinguished Service Medal. . . .In postwar France, he heads the American Graves Registration Command . . . a huge task that he and the U.S. Army perform admirably. . . .Duty, country, and patriotism dominate his life to the end, as shown in this thoroughly researched book, A Salute to Patriotism."