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George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a United States Army general, best known for his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army, in the European Theater of World War II.Born in 1885 to a privileged family with an extensive military background, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He participated in the 1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon, and was instrumental in designing the M1913 "Patton Saber". Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, first commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving on numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the U.S. 2nd Armored Division at the time of the U.S. entry into World War II.Patton led U.S. troops into the Mediterranean theater with an invasion of Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942, where he later established himself as an effective commander through his rapid rehabilitation of the demoralized U.S. II Corps. He commanded the Seventh Army during the Invasion of Sicily, where he was the first allied commander to reach Messina. There he was embroiled in controversy after he slapped two shell-shocked soldiers under his command, and was temporarily removed from battlefield command for other duties such as participating in Operation Fortitude's disinformation campaign for Operation Overlord. Patton returned to command the Third Army following the invasion of Normandy in 1944, where he led a highly successful, rapid armored drive across France. He led the relief of beleaguered U.S. troops at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and advanced his army into Nazi Germany by the end of the war.After the war, Patton became the military governor of Bavaria, but he was relieved of this post because of his statements on denazification. He commanded the Fifteenth United States Army for slightly more than two months. Patton died following an automobile accident in Europe on December 21, 1945.Patton's colorful image, hard-driving personality and success as a commander were at times overshadowed by his controversial public statements regarding the Soviet Union, which were out of accord with American foreign policy. But his philosophy of leading from the front and his ability to inspire his troops with vulgarity-ridden speeches, such as a famous address to the Third Army, attracted favorable attention. His strong emphasis on rapid and aggressive offensive action proved effective. While Allied leaders held sharply differing opinions on Patton, he was regarded
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Full NameGeorge S. Patton
Date Of BirthNovember 11, 1885
Place Of BirthSan Gabriel, California, U.S.
Height6' 1½" (1.87 m)
ProfessionMilitary Officer
EducationUnited States Army War College, United States Army Command and General Staff College, United States Military Academy, Virginia Military Institute
SpouseBeatrice Banning Ayer
ChildrenGeorge Patton IV, Ruth Ellen, Beatrice Smith
ParentsGeorge S. Patton, Ruth Wilson
SiblingsAnne Wilson Patton
AwardsBronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal
Star SignScorpio
1Known for his love of traditional warfare and gruff demeanor
2Designed his own uniforms
1Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
2Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
3[on bravery] Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
4I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me.
5Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American. You are not all going to die. Only two percent of you right here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Death, in time, comes to all men. Yes, every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he's not, he's a liar. Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some men get over their fright in a minute under fire. For some, it takes an hour. For some, it takes days. But a real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood. Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best and it removes all that is base. Americans pride themselves on being He Men and they ARE He Men. Remember that the enemy is just as frightened as you are, and probably more so. They are not supermen. All through your Army careers, you men have bitched about what you call 'chicken shit drilling.' That, like everything else in this Army, has a definite purpose. That purpose is alertness. Alertness must be bred into every soldier. I don't give a fuck for a man who's not always on his toes. You men are veterans or you wouldn't be here. You are ready for what's to come. A man must be alert at all times if he expects to stay alive. If you're not alert, sometime, a German son-of-an-asshole-bitch is going to sneak up behind you and beat you to death with a sockful of shit! There are four hundred neatly marked graves somewhere in Sicily, all because one man went to sleep on the job. But they are German graves, because we caught the bastard asleep before they did. An Army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit. The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don't know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about fucking! We have the finest food, the finest equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-bitches we're going up against. By God, I do. My men don't surrender. I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back. That's not just bull shit either. The kind of man that I want in my command is just like the lieutenant in Libya, who, with a Luger against his chest, jerked off his helmet, swept the gun aside with one hand, and busted the hell out of the Kraut with his helmet. Then he jumped on the gun and went out and killed another German before they knew what the hell was coming off. And, all of that time, this man had a bullet through a lung. There was a real man! All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters, either. Every single man in this Army plays a vital role. Don't ever let up. Don't ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain. What if every truck driver suddenly decided that he didn't like the whine of those shells overhead, turned yellow, and jumped headlong into a ditch? The cowardly bastard could say, 'Hell, they won't miss me, just one man in thousands.' But, what if every man thought that way? Where in the hell would we be now? What would our country, our loved ones, our homes, even the world, be like? No, Goddamnit, Americans don't think like that. Every man does his job. Every man serves the whole. Every department, every unit, is important in the vast scheme of this war. The ordnance men are needed to supply the guns and machinery of war to keep us rolling. The Quartermaster is needed to bring up food and clothes because where we are going there isn't a hell of a lot to steal. Every last man on K.P. has a job to do, even the one who heats our water to keep u
6Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
7The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
8It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
9A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.
10A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
1Pictured on a 3¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued in his honor 11 November 1953 (Patton's 68th birthday).
2When inspecting the concentration camps used in the Holocaust, he refused to enter certain rooms out of fear that he would vomit.
3Buried in the American Army Cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg.
4His grandfather, George S. Patton was a Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and fought under General Robert E. Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia.
5Was a first cousin six times removed of President and also victorious General George Washington.
6Grandfather of Helen Patton, Robert Patton, and James Totten.
7Unlike George C. Scott's deep, throaty growl in the film Patton (1970), Patton himself actually had a fairly high-pitched speaking voice.
8The Oscar-winning movie Patton (1970) failed to mention one of the most controversial incidents in Patton's military career, when he diverted troops to liberate a German POW camp housing his son-in-law. As recounted in the book "Raid: The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission," Patton sent a mobile force of about 50 vehicles and approximately 300 men to liberate the camp, which was approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) behind enemy lines. With no air support and no additional ground support, the task force liberated 300 American officers, including Patton's son-in-law, Capt. John Waters, and 1,200 enlisted men. The suicide mission was not authorized by Patton's superiors and is seen by some contemporary historians as indicating that he was emotionally unstable, particularly when considered in light of his two slapping incidents and his anti-Semitism. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had known Patton since 1918 and considered him a friend, respected his military genius and leadership abilities but was wary about his inability to control his emotions. Cautiously, Ike had appointed Maj. Gen. Lloyd Fredendall to command the army in North Africa instead of Patton in 1942, then had to replace Fredendall with Patton when Fredendall proved inadequate. At the time, he cautioned Patton about avoiding "personal recklessness" when he gave him the appointment, and counted on the presence of Gen. Omar N. Bradley to be a calming influence on the mercurial general. Conscious of why Bradley was assigned to him, Patton insisted that Bradley -- who had earlier commanded his own corps -- be assigned as Deputy Corps Commander. Bradley essentially was there to ensure that Patton didn't say or do anything untoward, and in tandem they proved a great success. By the end of the war Bradley was in overall command of First Army, the great force that invaded France on D-Day. Patton, free of Bradley's calming influence, was on his own when he launched his foolhardy raid. The raid was uncalled for, as Waters and the other prisoners were not in any danger; it likely was influenced by paranoia on Patton's part rooted in his own orders to his troops to kill German prisoners.
9As commander of the Third Army, Patton ordered the killing of German soldiers in the act of surrendering or after being taken prisoner because he said they could not be trusted. When Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower reprimanded Patton for ordering his troops to kill POWs, Patton responded, "If you order me not to, I will stop. Otherwise, I will continue to influence troops the only way I know, a way which so far has produced results." Eisenhower then informed Patton to continue any way he saw fit, but to be cautious lest the murder of prisoners boomerang against him. On his part, Patton did not believe killing prisoners was wrong, as he believed it saved his soldiers' lives: "Some fair-haired boys are trying to say that I kill too many prisoners. Yet the same people cheer at the far greater killings of Japs. Well the more I killed, the fewer men I lost, but they don't think of that." Referring to the fact that American soldiers and Marines fighting the Japanese took no prisoners (giving no quarter was the modus operandi on both sides during the Pacific War), Patton was convinced that he was not doing wrong. Killing soldiers in the process of surrendering and the bloody dispatch of prisoners eliminated logistical problems that would otherwise have slowed down Patton's Third Army, which sometimes advanced at the rate of 60 miles a day. Eisenhower, who was given the overall Allied command in Europe as he was a masterful politician, was wary about Patton's killing of POWs, as such a practice could be seen as antithetical to a democracy based on the rule of law.
10Planned his battles using the ancient wars in Europe as a guide.
11Commanded the Seventh Army, which invaded Sicily. It was here that he slapped a soldier in the field hospital, and was relieved of command.
12Designed his own army uniforms, and came up with designs for uniforms for the tank soldier, but the army turned them down.
13Designed and built his own version of the tank, but the army turned it down.
14George Kennedy, who went on to portray Patton in Brass Target (1978), served under him in World War II.
15Signed documents as "George S. Patton Jr." when, in fact, he was George S. Patton III.
16Participated in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm (the same Olympics that brought Jim Thorpe lasting fame) in the modern pentathlon. He was an exceptional marksman, fencer, and horseman, and an excellent runner. Placed fifth overall, partly due to judges' determination that he missed the target, which Patton contested that he hit the same point on the target twice. 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.
17While a young lieutenant during Prohibition, he and one of his closest friends each set up a still on their army base to produce their favorite alcoholic beverages. His friend's name: Lt. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
18Was one of the wealthiest officers in the Army and as a junior officer, was a source of resentment from high-ranking officers because he had better living quarters and drove nicer privately owned vehicles.
19Was dyslexic. Since dyslexia was largely unknown when he was a young cadet, he constantly berated himself for being stupid because he sometimes failed tests and had to study much harder than other cadets.
20Commanded the famous Third Army which, by the end of World War II, captured or killed over one million Nazi soldiers.
21Father of George S. Patton IV


Nazi Concentration Camps1945DocumentaryHimself - US Army General (as Gen. George S. Patton)

Archive Footage

Red Ball Express1952Himself (uncredited)
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel1951Himself (uncredited)
My Country 'Tis of Thee1950Documentary shortHimself (as General Patton)
Crusade in Europe1949TV Series documentaryHimself
Tunisian Victory1944DocumentaryHimself
Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told2013DocumentaryHimself
The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - U.S. General
Myth Hunters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
10 Things You Don't Know About2012TV Series documentaryHimself
World War II in Colour2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Apocalypse - La 2ème guerre mondiale2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2002-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
First Command2005TV SeriesHimself
Medal of Honor: Frontline2002Video GameHimself (uncredited)
Clash of Warriors2002TV Series documentaryHimself
War Crimes and Trials2001Video documentaryHimself
History vs. Hollywood2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Wartime Deception2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tales of the Gun1999TV Series documentaryHimself
D-Day: The Color Footage1999DocumentaryHimself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Secrets of World War II1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Long Way Home1997DocumentaryHimself - Visits Feldafing DP Camp
Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century1996TV Series documentaryHimself (Episode: Patton)
Biography1994-1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The Last Days of World War II1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Time Capsule: WW II - War in Europe1994DocumentaryHimself - Sits in Jeep
George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Bridge Too Far1977Himself - Shakes Hands (uncredited)
From War to Peace1974Video documentaryHimself - U.S. Army General (uncredited)
The Norman Summer1962DocumentaryHimself
The Twentieth Century1960TV Series documentaryHimself
Victory at Sea1953TV Series documentaryHimself

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