Lefty Gen. George S. Patton

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Gen. G.S. Patton. Source:  Wikipedia

General George S. Patton

George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a U.S. Army Officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness.

Patton graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1909 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army.  In World War I, he was the first officer assigned to the new U.S. Tank Corps and saw action in France. In World War II, he commanded corps and armies in North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations.

Patton assumed command of the U.S. Third Army in 1944, which under his leadership advanced farther, captured more enemy prisoners, and liberated more territory in less time than any other army in military history.



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