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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Gen George S Patton ~ July 16, 2012
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Posted on 07/15/2012 4:59:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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Gen. George S. Patton

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One of the most complicated military men of all time, General George Smith Patton, Jr. was born November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California. He was known for carrying pistols with ivory handles and his intemperate manner, and is regarded as one of the most successful United States field commanders of any war. He continually strove to train his troops to the highest standard of excellence.

Patton decided during childhood that his goal in life was to become a hero. His ancestors had fought in the Revolutionary War, the Mexican War and the Civil War, and he grew up listening to stories of their brave and successful endeavors. He attended the Virginia Military Institute for one year and went on to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point on June 11, 1909. He was then commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 15th cavalry Regiment.

Patton married Beatrice Ayer, whom he dated while at West Point, on May 26, 1910. In 1912 he represented the United States at the Stockholm Olympics in the first Modern Pentathlon. Originally open only to military officers, it was considered a rigorous test of the skills a soldier should possess. Twenty-six year old Patton did remarkably well in the multi-event sport, consisting of pistol shooting from 25 meters, sword fencing, a 300 meter free style swim, 800 meters horse back riding and a 4-kilometer cross country run. He placed fifth overall, despite a disappointing development in the shooting portion. While most chose .22 revolvers, Patton felt the event's military roots garnered a more appropriate weapon, the .38. During the competition Patton was docked for missing the target, though he contended the lost bullet had simply passed through a large opening created by previous rounds from the .38, which left considerably larger holes.

After the Olympics, Patton kept busy taking lessons at the French cavalry School and studying French sword drills. In the summer of 1913, Patton received orders to report to the commandant of the Mounted Service School in Fort Riley, Kansas, where he became the school's first Master of the Sword. He designed and taught a course in swordsmanship while he was a student at the school.

Patton's first real exposure to battle occurred when he served as a member of legendary General John J. Pershing's staff during the expedition to Mexico. In 1915, Patton was sent to Fort Bliss along the Mexican border where he led routine cavalry patrols. A year later, he accompanied Pershing as an aide on his expedition against Francisco "Pancho" Villa into Mexico. Patton gained recognition from the press for his attacks on several of Villa's men.

Impressed by Patton's determination, Pershing promoted him to Captain and asked him to command his Headquarters Troop upon their return from Mexico. With the onset of World War I in 1914, tanks were not being widely used. In 1917, however, Patton became the first member of the newly established United States Tank Corps, where he served until the Corps were abolished in 1920. He took full command of the Corps, directing ideas, procedures and even the design of their uniforms. Along with the British tankers, he and his men achieved victory at Cambrai, France, during the world's first major tank battle in 1917.

Using his first-hand knowledge of tanks, Patton organized the American tank school in Bourg, France and trained the first 500 American tankers. He had 345 tanks by the time he took the brigade into the Meuse-Argonne Operation in September 1918. When they entered into battle, Patton had worked out a plan where he could be in the front lines maintaining communications with his rear command post by means of pigeons and a group of runners. Patton continually exposed himself to gunfire and was shot once in the leg while he was directing the tanks. His actions during that battle earned him the Distinguished Service Cross for Heroism, one of the many medals he would collect during his lifetime.

An outspoken advocate for tanks, Patton saw them as the future of modern combat. Congress, however, was not willing to appropriate funds to build a large armored force. Even so, Patton studied, wrote extensively and carried out experiments to improve radio communications between tanks. He also helped invent the co-axial tank mount for cannons and machine guns.

After WWI, Patton held a variety of staff jobs in Hawaii and Washington, D.C. He graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1924, and completed his military schooling as a distinguished graduate of the Army War College in 1932.

When the German Blitzkrieg began on Europe, Patton finally convinced Congress that the United States needed a more powerful armored striking force. With the formation of the Armored Force in 1940, he was transferred to the Second Armored Division at Fort Benning, Georgia and named Commanding General on April 11, 1941. Two months later, Patton appeared on the cover of Life magazine. Also during this time, Patton began giving his famous "Blood and Guts" speeches in an amphitheater he had built to accommodate the entire division.

The United States officially entered World War II in December 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor. By November 8, 1942, Patton was commanding the Western Task Force, the only all-American force landing for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. After succeeding there, Patton commanded the Seventh Army during the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, and in conjunction with the British Eighth Army restored Sicily to its citizens.

Patton commanded the Seventh Army until 1944, when he was given command of the Third Army in France. Patton and his troops dashed across Europe after the battle of Normandy and exploited German weaknesses with great success, covering the 600 miles across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. When the Third Army liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp, Patton slowed his pace. He instituted a policy, later adopted by other commanders, of making local German civilians tour the camps. By the time WWII was over, the Third Army had liberated or conquered 81,522 square miles of territory.

In October 1945, Patton assumed command of the Fifteenth Army in American-occupied Germany. On December 9, he suffered injuries as the result of an automobile accident. He died 12 days later, on December 21, 1945 and is buried among the soldiers who died in the Battle of the Bulge in Hamm, Luxembourg.

Remembered for his fierce determination and ability to lead soldiers, Patton is now considered one of the greatest military figures in history. The 1970 film, "Patton," starring George C. Scott in the title role, provoked renewed interest in Patton. The movie won seven Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Picture, and immortalized General George Smith Patton, Jr. as one of the world's most intriguing military men.

Below is the famous "Patton Prayer" and Christmas greeting sent to the men of the Third Army December 8, 1944:

 
Patton's Prayer

 
"Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies, and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen."


Patton's Greeting

 
"To each officer and soldier in the Third United States Army, I wish a Merry Christmas. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We march in our might to complete victory. May God's blessings rest upon each of you on this Christmas Day."

G.S. Patton, Jr., Lieutenant General
Commanding, Third United States Army.

 

 

Next week:  Famous quotes of General Patton.



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1 posted on 07/15/2012 4:59:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
2 posted on 07/15/2012 5:00:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


3 posted on 07/15/2012 5:00:05 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Best Patton quote, ever, IMHO: ( paraphrasing from memory here)

"I don't want any soldier who wants to die for his country. I want soldiers who who want to make the OTHER sons of bitches dies for their country."

4 posted on 07/15/2012 5:07:24 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Reporting Sir!


5 posted on 07/15/2012 5:07:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
God, how old blood and guts must be turning over in his grave as he watches (down, I would assume) on his country that he (and so many others) paid such a price to help keep us free as he realizes what a Nation of PC, Multi-Cultural, wusses we have become, who refuse to even "identify" who our sworn enemy is; and how we have (and have not had since WWII) any intent or "will" to prevail (i.e.) "WIN!"

I won't even presume to what he thinks of our REMF, Armchair Generals who now lead our Brave Warriors, not his opinion of our Fascist, Neo-Commie, Commander in Chief.

Thank God we had Pattons, McCarthurs, et al, back then or we would probably be speaking German or Japanese.

God Bless our Vets, Active Duty and especially those serving in Harms Way.

Michael (USAF, RVN 1966-67) Burlington, VT

6 posted on 07/15/2012 5:07:40 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: ken5050
"No poor dumb son of a bitch ever won a war by dying for his country. He did it by making the other poor dumb son of a bitch die for his."
7 posted on 07/15/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: BIGLOOK; HopeandGlory
And we have a tie for first!!...Hawaii and Nana Hope grab the golds!!


8 posted on 07/15/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

“I hate paying for the same real estate twice.”


9 posted on 07/15/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"They're ivory handles! Only a pimp in a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would wear pearl handles."
10 posted on 07/15/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity, and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight it's way out of a piss-soaked paper bag."
11 posted on 07/15/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: ken5050
And snagging the silver....ken5050!!


12 posted on 07/15/2012 5:17:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Patton's Speech in prose form
13 posted on 07/15/2012 5:18:00 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
George C. Scott delivering Patton's speech
14 posted on 07/15/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Trying again...and a third time....

Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

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15 posted on 07/15/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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16 posted on 07/15/2012 5:44:06 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
No. This is the best quote:

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
-Patton, George S.

17 posted on 07/15/2012 5:46:10 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

MAN George C Scott got be one that symbolize pattern he didn’t pick up Oscar WHAT DUMBA****


18 posted on 07/15/2012 5:46:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BIGLOOK

Good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))...a sunny day? Little visitors?

How are your mainlanders?

Rain all night here...gotta ask my Dad to find and put his rain gauge out.


19 posted on 07/15/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I grew up in Boston, and there is a statue of Gen Patton on the Esplanade, near where the Boston Pops have their July 4th Concert. I grew up seeing that statue.

And yep..the pistols are there.


20 posted on 07/15/2012 5:58:14 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My father’s oldest brother (uncle Tom) went to the Mexican Expedition with Pershing in 1916. One of his favorite stories was the time Lt. Patten accompanied a mess truck into a village to buy fresh produce. Patten asked a few locals if they had seen Villa or any of his bandits. A villager pointed out one who was robbing markets. Patten confronted the bandit, the bandit began to run away and Patten shot him in the leg and returned his revolver to his holster. The bandit rolled over and looked at Patten and started to draw his pistol. Patten actually waited for him to clear the holster and outdrew him and shot again.


21 posted on 07/15/2012 6:03:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks, Galz, for sharing the story of this bigger-than-life hero!

It would take a year of threads to tell all of it. :)...but
ya did good!


22 posted on 07/15/2012 6:05:59 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

23 posted on 07/15/2012 6:05:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top "three"....Sand bags the bronze!!


24 posted on 07/15/2012 6:07:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BerryDingle

Wow! I had never heard that one! Quite a character!


25 posted on 07/15/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


26 posted on 07/15/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ken5050

Good evening, ken....thanks for your quote.


27 posted on 07/15/2012 6:26:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

All's well....sorta over here but the news this morning certainly is disconcerting in the least.I'm about to make another call up east shortly and go from there. Is there any other place to go from?
28 posted on 07/15/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...hope you boys had a nice day...maybe a mugging or two?


29 posted on 07/15/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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Speech Study

July 16, 2012

Dr. Deb Roy, a researcher and cognitive scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recorded the first 3 years of his child’s life to learn how humans acquire language. He and his wife rigged their home with recording devices, which they used to collect over 200,000 hours of audio and video footage. Amassing, condensing, and editing the recordings enabled them to hear baby sounds like “gaga” evolve into words like “water.”

If someone wanted to conduct a research project at your home, would you participate if you knew that your every syllable would be recorded and analyzed? What would the study reveal? Proverbs 18 offers insight about some unwise speech patterns. The writer notes that foolish people express their own opinions instead of trying to understand what others have to say (v.2). Does this characterize us? Do we sometimes provoke fights with our words (v.7), or speak impulsively and “answer a matter before [hearing] it”? (v.13).

We need to become students of our speech. With God’s help we can identify and transform destructive dialogue into words of encouragement that are “good for necessary edification” and that “impart grace to the hearers” (Eph. 4:29).

Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages for Thee. —Havergal
Our words have the power to build up or tear down.

Read: Proverbs 18:1-15

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth. —Ephesians 4:29
Bible in a Year:
Proverbs 15-18


30 posted on 07/15/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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31 posted on 07/15/2012 6:48:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Good evening, CVV....so many of our past heroes have to be spinning at what has happened to their hard fought and won freedoms.


32 posted on 07/15/2012 6:52:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Publius

Quite the character was Gen Patton. Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))


33 posted on 07/15/2012 6:56:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Delta 21

He made sure you knew exactly what he meant. Thanks, Delta 21.


34 posted on 07/15/2012 7:08:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: bill1952

Welcome to the Canteen, bill1952...thanks for the quote.


35 posted on 07/15/2012 7:28:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I guess thats what is meant by his "intemperate manner".

This Cav Tanker thanks God we had him when we needed him.

Thanks for keeping the Canteen going !! I lurk in here most every day. Tonk would be proud.ZOT ZOT ZOT

36 posted on 07/15/2012 7:43:46 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy. Patton was truly a colorful, larger-than-life character.


37 posted on 07/15/2012 7:54:38 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Delta 21
"intemperate manner"

LOL! Putting it mildly.

Thanks...we do our best. Tonk is missed.

38 posted on 07/15/2012 7:55:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Patton and MacArthur – A Chance Meeting – Both Move on to seek their own Destiny!

September 12, 1918 was just another day like so many other days during World War I. On that nondescript day an event would take place that at the time drew little or no attention in the grand scheme of things. The fighting was heavy between the American Expeditionary Force and the German Army.

The 327th Tank Battalion was commanded by a thirty-two year old lieutenant colonel wearing a Colt .45 pistol with an ivory grip and his engraved initials. A graduate of West Point with nine years of military service behind him, this was his first taste of battle!

The 42nd “Rainbow” Division was commanded by a thirty-eight year old brigadier general wearing a barracks cap and a muffler his mother knitted for him with a pipe in his mouth. Also a graduate of West Point, he had fifteen years of military service. He had been in combat for about 5 or 6 months.

The Tank Commanmder was suposed to provide support for the Infantry Commander. He was frustrated because his tanks’ progress kept being hampered by terrain and weather. Both men were participating in The St. Mihiel Offensive to reenforece the American lines. Their joint venture was a first for the Amrican Army as a solo venture.

Both were headed for Essey, France. The Tank Commander was approaching a hill to check out the progress of his tank movements. As he approached a hill he saw the Infantry Commander standing on the hill overlooking his troops. The younger man approached the older man. As the two took measure of each other the Germans fired an artillery barrage that passed directly overhead. The troops of both commanders ran and dove for cover. The two Commanders stood their ground as they exchanged words.

To this day no one knows for sure what Lt.Colonel George Patton and Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur said to each other on that day as they stood firmly in place on that hill in the midst of a German artillery barrage. Over the decades, many have speculated and tried to uncover their conversation. I prefer to belive that the words Patton wrote to his wife in a letter four [4] days later was probably closer to the truth of the matter as any other.

Patton told his wife that when the barrage sttarted as they stood on that hill, his reaction was to duck for cover. However he refused to budge until MacAtrthur did the same. But Patton could see in the General’s eyes that he was thinking the same thing. So, they both stood their ground. They exchanged a few words, then very deliberately and casually walked back to their respective units.

Of course we all know that General Patton and General MacArthur were both symbols of bravery and leadership under fire. Both were highly decorated soldiers. Both were the type of leader whose men would follow them anywhere. When General Patton was killed, over 20,000 men volunteered to be “pall bearers”at his funeral.

September 12, 1918 during combat of World War I was “the only” time these two very famous heroes ever met personally. This story can be found at the Army Historical Foundation. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. You can read the entire account at the link provided.

39 posted on 07/15/2012 7:56:08 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: SevenofNine

Good evening, Seven....


40 posted on 07/15/2012 7:56:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening, Mooch...your description is so right.

Have you gotten a break in the heat yet?


41 posted on 07/15/2012 8:10:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I personally believe he was assassinated, and it was all covered up. He made too many powerful people angry, and he was right that we should have immediately pushed the Soviets out of eastern europe instead of meekly surrendering all those millions of poor people.


42 posted on 07/15/2012 8:23:25 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I read in a biography of Patton some years ago that MacArthur and Patton were standing fairly close to each other. The author said that an enemy shell landed near them but it turned out to be a dud. Don’t know if that was a “trench legend” but if those two had been wiped out the course of the war might have gone very differently.


43 posted on 07/15/2012 8:29:35 PM PDT by Ax
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...nice that you got to see the statue.


44 posted on 07/15/2012 8:31:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello and thank you!


45 posted on 07/15/2012 8:37:23 PM PDT by Missy Fallon
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To: BerryDingle

Welcome to the Canteen, BerryDingle...thanks for sharing your uncle’s experiences.


46 posted on 07/15/2012 8:40:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...for sure there are a lot of stories. ((HUGS))


47 posted on 07/15/2012 8:46:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Missy Fallon

Good evening, Missy....hope you had a good day.


48 posted on 07/15/2012 9:06:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

OMG!!! My favorite hero of favorite heroes! Thanks Kathy!! ((BIG HUGS!!!))


49 posted on 07/15/2012 9:08:12 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you and “hugs” to you for your humanitarian love for our troops. I am a Army retiree myself.


50 posted on 07/15/2012 9:22:45 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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