George S. Patton

George S. Patton

Born: November 11, 1885

Died: December 21, 1945

Nationality: American

Occupation: Soldier

Biography: George Smith Patton, Jr. was an officer in the United States Army best known for his leadership as a general during World War II. He also developed a reputation for eccentricity and for sometimes-controversial gruff outspokenness such as during his profanity-laced speech to his expeditionary troops.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: Textbook of Phacoemulsification (1988) by William F. Maloney and Lincoln Grindle, p. 79

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Source/Notes: As quoted in I Remember General Patton's Principles (1984) by Porter B. Williamson, p. 174

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