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General George S. Patton

General George S. Patton was a celebrated commander in World War II. He led the Third Army through many battles and victories. He was known as the most aggressive and capable of the Allied commanders. Even Hitler admired him and compared him to his top commando, Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox. Patton also known as Old Blood and Guts was a patriot and a military man who never considered a life that did not include the military. In fact, when it was obvious that his military career was coming to an end, he was depressed to the point of despondency. He had no idea how he could survive without being in the army, how he could bear life with being engaged in warfare.

Patton’s downfall was his brashness and his tendency to speak his mind even when it was impolitic. He would openly...

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