Gen George Patton

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
part in the Battle of the Buldge, were his Sherman tanks
fought the Nazis Panzers. After WWII Patton “served as
Military governor of Bavaria [however,] because of
his…lenient policy Towards the former enemy he was
relived of [his] [post]. Sadly “in 1945 he was fatally injured
in a [terrible] traffic accident. However,his career is “
portrayed in the [movie] Patton” (history channel 1of1).
ENCARTA (1997) 3.DANS QOUTE page 4. web

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