10 July, 2008

General George S. Patton


George Smith Patton, Jr. was a leading U.S. Army general in World War II in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, France, and Germany, 1943–1945. In World War I he was a senior commander of the new tank corps and saw action in France. After the war he was an advocate of armored warfare but was reassigned to the cavalry. In World War II he commanded both corps and armies in North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations.

On December 9, 1945, in Germany a day before he was due to return to the United States, Patton was severely injured in a road accident. George Patton died of an embolism on December 21, 1945 at the military hospital in Heidelberg, Germany.



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