WWII made Patton a hero, but the 'Great War' made him a commander

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WWII made Patton a hero, but the 'Great War' made him a commander

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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:43 am

WASHINGTON — 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, and fighting the urge to run, he looked up and seemed to see his warrior ancestors watching from the clouds. Suddenly calm, he realized he was about to give his life, like his Patton kin in the Civil War.

He rose, made for the enemy lines and was felled by a machine gun bullet.
Source, and full story: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/wwii-mad ... MO4sLjLe71
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Post by The Ringo Kid » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:53 pm

:thumpsup: :thumpsup: I tell you what? im glad he was one of our generals. Nobody like him these days. :rain:
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