(Province) In 1912 he competed in the first modern pentathlon, representing the United States, he did surprising well for the twenty-six year old. The events consisted of pistol shooting from 25 meters, sword fencing, 800 meter horseback ride, 300 meter free style swim, and a 4-kilometer cross country run. He placed fifth overall despite his non stellar performance in the shooting portion. While most contestants chose a .22 revolver Patton felt the event should return to its military roots so he chose a ... ... middle of paper ... ... Czechoslovakia. Later when Germany surrendered on May 8th (also known as Victory in Europe Day) he starts an argument that the Allies have just traded the Nazis for the Communists in Eastern Europe, which for the most part were true.
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In 1912 he represented the United States at the Stockholm Olympics in the first Modern Pentathlon. Originally open only to military officers, it was considered a rigorous test of the skills a soldier should possess. Twenty-six year old Patton did remarkably well in the multi-event sport, consisting of pistol shooting from 25 meters, sword fencing, a 300 meter free style swim, 800 meters horse back riding and a 4-kilometer cross country run. He placed fifth overall, despite a disappointing development in the shooting portion. While most chose .22 revolvers, Patton felt the event's military roots garnered a more appropriate weapon, the .38.
Have you ever heard of General George Patton Jr. who helped stopped the Nazis from taking over the world? He has an interesting childhood, college life, and a diverse military career. George Smith Patton Jr. was born on November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel California “George Patton biography”. George Patton had heard countless stories about his ancestors' victories in the American Revolution and in the Civil War “George Patton biography”. George Patton had set his sights on becoming a war hero at a young age.
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