Gen George Patton Essay Research Paper General

Gen George Patton Essay, Research Paper

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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