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OT - Any George Patton fans here?

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    The New York Herald Tribune, on June 15, 1945, published a photograph of General George S. Patton (while on leave in Washington, DC) with four grandchildren. One of my relatives (who knew the General in Hawaii circa 1935) clipped this newspaper photo and saved it.

    If you collect stuff like this, I'll mail this clipping to the first private message and address I receive.

    LA in MA
     
  2. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    The clipping has been claimed.

    LA in MA
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Any names on those grandchildren? I've shot skeet with, and know, one of this grandsons.
     
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    George Patton (best remembered by Gorge C. Scott’s portrayal) was actually a short man with a high squeaky voice. However, he was a real man and a warrior that our country needs more of!

    Some information that can be verified online:
    He was on the U.S. Olympic Team
    He was independently wealthy and used his on personal fortune to help fund parts the 3rd Armor Div prior to WWII
    He had his own string of polo ponies
    He had his own fox hound pack
     
  5. Jerbear

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    <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/xyUX6wV1lBQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/xyUX6wV1lBQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

    Jerbear
     
  6. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    5th place in the pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics.

    "Do your damnedest, in an ostentatious manner, at all times."
     
  7. SeldomShoots

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    He served with General Pershing during the U.S. intervention in Mexican Revolution. Definately a guy with many experiences.

    John E.
     
  8. short shucker

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    He's the single greatest military mind this country has ever known! He wasn't a politician, an ass kisser or anything but a pure warrior. If it wasn't for Patton, the atom bomb would have been used in Germany before Japan.

    ss
     
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    One of his grandsons , John Waters shot a hundred in the .410 Skeet event at our last Shoot here in Fredericksburg VA a couple weeks ago. Jeff
     
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    Great info! Thanks for posting.
     
  11. Anti-Fed

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    Jerbear that is outstanding!

    Jed
     
  12. Big Al 29

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    My question is who is NOT a fan of Patton.

    The guy was a warrior.
     
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    A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
    George S. Patton
     
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    George S. Patton Jr., proclaimed the M-1 Garand "The greatest Battle implement ever devised by man." He was truly a genius.....Wayne
     
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    He was a hell of a man.

    Too bad our kids want fined out anything about him in public schools, maybe about Stalon, but never about any american icons.
     
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    I have been contacted by a few posters who requested a digital copy of the photograph. I regret to say that I neglected to scan it before I mailed it out. My apologies. However, I will contact the recipient and ask him if he'd mind scanning the photo and posting it here.

    LA in MA
     
  18. School Teacher

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    The Patton Museum at Ft. Knox, KY is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Last time I was there (about 10 years ago), his pistols were there courtesy of the family.

    There is also a German Leopard tank that some claim was the best WW II tank made by any side.

    Ed Ward
     
  19. laura!

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    I was lucky enough to handle his pistols when my great grandmother (Hilda Ayer) was still alive. He was married to my great grandfather's (Frederick Ayer) sister, Beatrice Ayer. I highly recommend my uncle's (also Frederick Ayer) book "Before the Colors Fade". It can still be found on second hand book sites like abebooks.com
     
  20. Texshooter

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    He scored the only perfect score made on the US ARMY map reading course up to the time of about 1970. AJ
     
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