General George Patton

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General George Patton was one of the most colorful Gen.s of the Second World War which inturn gave him the nickname “old blood and guts” (Patton history channel).In this paper I will show you the many interesting fact a bout Patton. George Patton was born in San Gabriel in California in the year 1885 He was educated “at the U.S. Military Academy”(Patton,George Smith Encarta).In 1909 at his graduation “he was commissioned as a second lieutenant”(Patton,George ENCARTA 1of 1) In 1917 he served as “aide-e-camp to the American general John Pershing On Pershings expedition to Mexico”(Patton Encarta 1 of 1). However,in France during WWI Patton opened a “ tank training school and commanded a Tank brigades”(Patton, ENCARTRA 1 of 1). In ’42 & ’43 he commanded U.S. forces in “Morocco, Tunisia,and Sicily”(Patton ENCARTA 1 of 1).In that company there is a “notorious incident in which the hot-tempered general slapped a soldier suffering from battle fatigue detracted from his [ Military] record”(history channel 1of 1). Here are some fameist quotes from Patton (Dans Quote Page Patton ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -General George S. Patton "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack." -General George S. Patton "Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time." -General George S. Patton "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." -Genreal George S. Patton "Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." -General George S. Patton "Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." -Genreal George S. Patton These quotes came from DANS QUOTE PAGE (THANKS DAN). In early ’44 he was given command of the famous Third Army. His “controversial … outspokenness ,uncompromising standards, and aggressive combat strategy, he played a key role in the headlong Allied armored thrust to Germany. Patton is best know for his

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