What Was George Patton's Accomplishments

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George Patton George Patton had many great accomplishments: he was master of the sword, Olympic competitor, and a tank commander. General George Patton was a great man, a man whose aspirations and, accomplishments surpassed anyone’s expectations of him. Patton was born on November 11 1885 in San Gabriel, California. In his early childhood he was told stories from many family members about war. From these stories, he was inspired to join the military. George Patton was a great soldier with many accomplishments. (“Official”). Patton was a hero with an exciting childhood. His family had a rich history with war. Patton grew up hearing stories about all the major American conflicts from the Revolutionary war, to the Mexican war, to the Civil …show more content…

He was appointed as John J. Pershing’s aid. John J. Pershing was a general in the United States army who lead an Expeditionary force against Germany during WWI. During the battle of Columbus, Patton personally shot Julio Cardenas impressing Pershing which got him the position of Captain. During WWII, Patton was the first officer assigned to the new U.S. tank division in France. He earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery, ingenious maneuvering, and for taking a bullet in the leg. In 1944, Patton courageously lead the third army across France to victory; he stated “Keep on advancing… weather we go over under or through the enemy.” Then in 1945, Patton crossed the Rhine River, and he captured ten thousand square miles of enemy territory in a ten day march …show more content…

George Patton made his own sword that would become known as the Cavalry Saber. He designed this sword for thrusting. Patton also played key roles in liberating Germany from the Nazi party from the invasion of Sicily to crossing the Rhine River and helping capture Germany’s capitol. He was also the leading expert on tank warfare; he basically set the guide lines for the Allies tank warfare, because tanks were a relatively new war machine they had to teach themselves the best ways to use them on the battle field. (“10”). I believe for all of his many accomplishments, George Patton was one of the greatest combat generals in U.S. history. Now all that is left is his legacy. Patton died on December 21, 1945 after a car crash that broke his neck. He died in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. However, in 1970 his memory was solidified on the big screen in a film called Patton. His experiences were also solidified in his memoir, ‘War as I knew it’

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