George S. Patton Jr.





George S. Patton Jr.

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born
in San Gabriel, California., The United States
November 11, 1885

died
December 21, 1945

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George Smith Patton, Jr. was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness.

Patton was commissioned in the U.S. Army after his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1909. In 1916–17, he participated in the unsuccessful Pancho Villa Expedition, a U.S. operation that attempted to capture the Mexican revolutionary. In World War I, he was the first officer assigned to the new United States Tank Corps and saw action in France.

In World War II, he commanded corps and armies in North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations. In 1944, Patton assumed command of...more


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War as I Knew It
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The Patton Papers: 1885-1940
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The Patton Papers: 1940-1945
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The Wit & Wisdom of General...
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The Defense of Gallipoli
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Patton Principles
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The Poems Of General George...
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Pure Patton
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Patton on armor (light tank...
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“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”
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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”
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“Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
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