patton, george

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Patton, George [(pat-n)]

A general in World War II, known for his expertise at warfare using tanks and other vehicles. He led operations in north Africa and in the Battle of the Bulge. A few months after the end of the war, he was fatally injured in a car accident in Germany.

Note: Patton was called “Old Blood and Guts”; his stern, demanding, and effective leadership was legendary.
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