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  •  Patton is never liked (4+ / 0-)
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    Jay C, PinHole, mightymouse, devtob

    either hated or loved.  My uncle served with 3rd Army in the 50's.  The old timers there still swore up and down that he'd been killed by the OSS to keep him from cleaning up the Soviets.

    Probably it was his talent for pushing green soldiers to unbelievable limits that was his legacy.

    It's said that military schools are the places where we teach the officers of tomorrow how to win the battles of yesterday.  Patton and many other US generals had been schooled deeply in the American Civil War.  That may well be why he used his cavalry (armor) so well.

    “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

    by markdd on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:34:40 AM PST

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