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" A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."

~George S. Patton

From Wikipedia:
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1909–1945
Rank: General
Commands held:
Machinegun Platoon/3/15th Cavalry Regiment
K/3/15th Cavalry Regiment
A/1/7th Cavalry Regiment
HQs Troop/American Expeditionary Force
302nd Tank Center
1st Light Tank Battalion
1st Light Tank Regiment
1st Tank Brigade
304th Tank Brigade
3/3rd Cavalry Regiment
5th Cavalry Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2/2nd Armored Division
2nd Armored Division
US 1st Armored Corps
Desert Training Center
US 1st Armored Corps
U.S. II Corps
US 1st Armored Corps
U.S. Seventh Army
U.S. Third Army
U.S. Fifteenth Army
Battles/wars:
Mexican Revolution
Battle of San Miguelito
World War I
Saint Mihiel Campaign
Meuse-Argonne Campaign
World War II
North Africa Campaign
Sicily Campaign
Normandy Campaign
Lorraine Campaign
Ardennes Campaign
Awards:
Distinguished Service Cross (2)
Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Silver Star (2)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Legion of Honor (Fr)
Order of the White Lion (Cz)




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46 posted on 08/06/2012 2:15:15 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
"Of all the many talks I had in Washington, none gave me such pleasure as that with you. There were two reasons for this. In the first place, you are about my oldest friend. In the second place, your self-assurance and to me, at least, demonstrated ability, give me a great feeling of confidence about the future

… and I have the utmost confidence that through your efforts we will eventually beat the hell out of those bastards —

"You name them; I'll shoot them!"

~George S. Patton

Letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower (1942)




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47 posted on 08/06/2012 2:17:04 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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