George S. Patton Biography

George Smith Patton, Jr. was a United States Army general, best known for his flamboyant character and his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army, in the European Theater of World War II.

Born in 1885 to a privileged family with an extensive military background, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He participated in the 1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon, and was instrumental in designing the M1913 "Patton Saber". Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, first commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving in numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the U.S. 2nd Armored Division at the time of the U.S. entry into World War II. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
George S. Patton
Nationality:
United States of America
Ethnicity:
Scottish people, Scottish American, Scotch-Irish Ame
Date of Birth:
November 11, 1885
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
December 21, 1945
Age at Death:
60
Cause of Death:
Pulmonary edema, Heart failure
Marriages
  • 1910-05-26
    US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts
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