National archives and records administration the general george s patton story department of defense department of the army office of the deputy chief of. Patton used a 38, which created larger holes than his competitors' 22s he was also selected to represent the united states in the modern pentathlon at the 1916 summer olympics, which were scheduled for berlin, but ended up being canceled because of world war i signed documents as george s patton jr when,. George smith patton, jr, (1885-1945) was a senior us army leader, serving in the military from 1909 to 1945 this release (previously made, but now posted to the fbi vault) consists of 11 pages of references to patton found in fbi files the document dates range from 1945 to 1946. Suggesting to dad that he could review these scraps for an autobiography and start anew instead, my father—the namesake and only son of the world war ii general george s patton jr, and a decorated general and famously tough warrior in his own right—choked up “i'm sorry, i just can't,” he said and he never did.
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Maj gen george s patton, son and namesake of world war ii armored commander and veteran of combat in korean and vietnam wars, dies at age george smith patton was in his last year at west point when his father, george s patton jr, was killed in a traffic accident in germany in december 1945. George s patton, jr (vmi class of 1907) waller tazewell patton portrait born july 15, 1835, fredericksburg, va graduate, vmi class of 1855, standing 2nd in a class of 16 after graduation practiced law in culpeper, va colonel, 7th virginia infantry regiment, csa mortally wounded at gettysburg and died in the college.
Wwii made george patton a hero, but the 'great war' made him a commander army officer george s patton jr was pinned down by german machine gun fire his tanks were scattered, and many of his men had been hit armed only with his revolver, he was afraid to go forward but knew he couldn't go back trembling. George s patton, america's greatest combat general of the second world war, was assassinated after the conflict with the connivance of us leaders, according to a new book. General george s patton jr was buried at mid-morning on december 24, 1945, in a grave dug by german prisoners of war he was laid next to a third army soldier who had been killed in combat during the battle of the bulge a united press correspondent reported: patton was buried in what he himself once called.
Shortly after beatrice patton buried her husband, gen george s patton jr, on christmas eve 1945, she summoned a woman named jean gordon to her hotel room in boston gen patton, after a lifetime of military service, and grand achievements in world war ii, had suffered a broken neck in a car. General george smith patton, jr (11 november 1885 – 21 december 1945) was a senior officer of the united states army, who commanded the us seventh army in the mediterranean and european theaters of world war ii, but is best known for his leadership of the us third army in france and germany following the. General george smith patton jr (november 11, 1885 – december 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the united states army who commanded the us seventh army in the mediterranean and european theaters of world war ii, but is best known for his leadership of the us third army in france and germany following the.
84 quotes from george s patton jr: 'if everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking', 'it is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died rather, we should thank god that such men lived', and 'don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. Ww2dbasegeorge smith patton, jr was born in san gabriel, california, united states to the affluent george smith patton and ruth wilson although he was the third george smith patton, he was given the suffix of junior as if he was the second of his paternal lineage, his grandfather was brigadier general george smith.
Born: november 11, 1885 died: december 21, 1945 born into a proud military tradition, george s patton jr was a pioneer in tank warfare and one of the best known and most effective american generals of world war ii a brilliant battlefield commander and inspiring and colorful leader, patton was admired by his troops. As a young man growing up in san gabriel, california, george smith patton jr cultivated a love for all things awesome and asskicking-related he studied the greatest works of classical badassery, read any military history book he could get his hands on, and spent long evenings listening to his father's buddies swap tales. George s patton jr, 1943 (pictured before his promotion to full general)us army signal corps soldiers are not good on the battlefield without training hard beforehand whether it's a soldier, a civilian wanting to run a marathon, or a ceo running a company, being successful at what you do requires focus,. His remark was overshadowed, however, by the falsetto voice of an ebullient george s patton, commander of third army “this bastard,” he shouted, referring to von manteuffels, “has put his cock in a meat grinder and i've got ahold of the handle” everyone chuckled george fought wars with professional competence and.