General Patton Facts
General George Patton
- Date of birth: Nov 11, 1885
- Date of death: Dec 21, 1945 (age 60 years)
- Patton was involved in North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations.
- Patton participated in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm in the first-ever modern pentathalon. He placed sixth out of 37
- Patton was involved in First World War and helped pioneer the use of tanks during the Battle of Cambrai and later
- One of greatest moments in the Second World War was at Bastogne, when Patton rapidly disengaged his army from fighting in another sector and moved it over 100 miles in 48 hours to relieve the siege at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
- Nickname Old Blood and Guts - He was well known for his uncompromising passionate speeches to his soldiers
- Died in Car crash just after end of war.
- He nearly got sacked for slapping and insulting a soldier suffering from battle fatigue.
- Distinguished Service Cross (2)
- Distinguished Service Medal (3)
- Silver Star (2)
- Legion of Merit
- Bronze Star
- Purple Heart
- Order of the Bath
- Order of the British Empire
- He was seen as undiplomatic - often upsetting US allies such as Russia and Great Britain.
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