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GEORGE S PATTON Old blood and GutsGeorge Smith Patton is a very famous American because of his contributions in both World War I and II He was considered one of the greatest US generals of World War II This war started in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Hitler Then Italy under the leadership of Benito el duce Mussolini unites with Germany The United States wouldnt enter this war until Japan declared war by destroying their naval base on the Pacific Ocean called Pearl Harbor It lasted 6 years and ended in1945 with the triumph of the Allies and the use of the atomic bomb for the first time on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Because of Pattons great leadership the US was able to invade North Africa capture Sicily and halt the German counter attack in the Battle of BulgePatton had a family with a long tradition of military service His father George Patton was the son of a brigadier general in command of the 22d Virginia Regiment who was killed at the Battle of Winchester in the Civil War for the Confederacy His mother Ruth Wilson was the daughter of a savage fighter nicknamed Don Benito who was very well known for once returning from a battle with Indians with a basket full of the enemies heads George Smith Patton Junior was born on November 11 1885 in San Gabriel California Even though George grew up on his father ranch he learned a lot of things Here he was taught how to hunt fish sail horseback ride and many things about agriculture His mother was an excellent horsewoman who taught Patton while his father read to him the works of Homer Shakespeare and the Holy Bible All that Patton could learn from his parents was very important because he was not able to begin his formal education until he
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