George S. Patton: Soldier/Olympian/General
By Seamus Carmody

Table of Contents:
I. The Young Patton: the Soldier and Olympian

II. Patton at his Controversial Best

III. The Patton People Know Today

I. The Young Patton: the Soldier and Olympian

George Patton always wanted to be an American war hero.In fact, he never considered any career other than the military. He graduated from West Point and fought in WWI and WWII. In addition, he fought for the USA in the Mexican revolution, shooting Mexican leader Julia Carnadas. Other than being an American war hero, he was a world-class athlete and represented the USA at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

II. Patton at his Controversial Best

Patton was always controversial*since he constantly swore and was unpredictable in his war strategy and his worldly strategy. He told some confidential information to some Brits. Russia heard the information and consequently became furious with America. Patton slapped a soldier because he felt the soldier was acting cowardly while others were fighting and dying for their country. But Patton didn’t only make mistakes, he made many accomplishments, like leading the Third Army into battle. As a result, hundreds of thousands of lives were saved, most of which were civilians.

III. The Patton people know today

Beginning in October 1944, when many believed the allies won WWII in Europe, General George Patton and his Third Army continued to fight battles.First was the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. After that battle, General Patton and his army advanced into Germany and took over many cities.After the war ended in 1945, General Patton argued with General Eisenhower then was relieved of his command. General Patton did not die from battle, but from injuries he received in a car accident in December 1945.

This is a memorial to George Patton

Where the Statue of George Patton is located in Boston

Fact: Patton died a couple months after the whole war ended which can slightly compare to Abraham Lincoln, who died only about a week after the war ended.

* = a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; disputation concerning a matter of opinion.

Patton as a four-star general
This was the symbol for his beloved Third Army

Citations

Wikimedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.

"General George S. Patton." Those Catholic Men. N.p., 01 Apr. 2014. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.

O'Reilly, Bill, and Martin Dugard. Killing Patton. S.I.: Henry Holt, 2014. Print.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I loved that you put the location of the statue, Jackson,Gordon

2 years ago
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Great Job! You described him very well and I liked the comparison between him and Abraham Lincoln. ~Caid Headley

2 years ago
1

Oh and I realized that the logo for his army looks like Captain America's shield! ~Caid Headley

2 years ago
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This is amazing! I loved that you put the symbol for the Third Army. It does look like Captain America's shield! -Amelia

2 years ago
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It is cool that he did not die in battle but in a car accident. I bet he didn't drive in a while so he just forgot how to. and it does look like the captian america shield-Nathanael

2 years ago
1

You described him and added a lot details. I really like this website. -Sophie Colley