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“Keep on advancing…whether we go over, under, or through the enemy,” George Patton had told his troops a couple of days before the invasion. Now Patton was a very brave man he wanted no more then to go to war and die for his country. His war life began in Mexico were he became a captain, he was in one of the first and most successful tank corps, and he took down large cities capturing over 100,000 Germans. To begin with George Patton had is first real taste of battle in 1915, when he was leading cavalry patrols against Poncho Villa at Fort Bliss along the Mexican border. In 1916 he was selected to aide John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in Mexico.
Once the war was over he was soon positioned in the West, away from his family. When Ulysses left the army, he tried, and failed, at several walks of life, like farming, before the Civil War. When the war began, Ulysses S Grant was thirty-nine years old and knew he had to fight due to his distaste for slavery and opposition towards succession. (PBS) He began drilling a company in Galena and soon was recommended for a promotion by an Illinois congressman known as Elhu B. Washburne. Because of this, Lincoln promoted Grant to Brigadier.
“Men like to fight, they always have and they always will, if not, they are not real men.” (A&E Networks) This quote from General Patton, signifies everything he was, and everything he stood for. Patton was a brutal man, who was very opinionated. For example, during WWII Patton makes a statement in one of his speeches about how Americans and British are to rule the world after they become victorious in the war. This openness about what he believed almost costed him his career during the war, and it is what finally removed him from his position in the end. Using the MBTI, Patton is considered to be an ESTP.