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* Famously played by Creator/GeorgeCScott in the 1970 film ''{{Film/Patton}}''. Of note, while Scott nailed Patton's personality, his gravely rasp is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_47O2Pfy8 nothing like Patton's actual voice]].

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* Famously played by Creator/GeorgeCScott in the 1970 film ''{{Film/Patton}}''. Of note, while Scott nailed Patton's personality, his gravely rasp is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_47O2Pfy8 com/watch?v=G9DpKDwCJcM nothing like Patton's actual voice]].

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One famous anecdote from his son, George Patton IV, posthumously involving his father comes from when the younger was serving as an Army officer in Vietnam. He and his unit were pinned down by enemy fire during a daylight action. At one point, he happened to look in the sky and saw his father there, larger than life, glaring down at him and saying, "Get up and get across the goddamn road!". He did so in a hail of bullets and managed to cross the road without injury. For his actions in the battle, he would be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and would retire as a Major General.


Recognizing that they were no longer defending all of Western Europe, and how poorly the Allies supply train was, the Germans attempted to launch an offensive in December 1944 through the Ardennes Forest, the exact same invasion route they took in 1940. At first, they were incredibly successful, routing newly arrived American G.I.'s. However, at Bastogne, one of the major town to the German objective of Antwerp, they ended up facing elite American airborne divisions, including the 101st "Screaming Eagles," which were resting in the area. Patton saw immediately what was happening and took his Third Army, which was already heavily engaged 100 miles to the south, to relieve the paratroopers at Bastogne. Disengaging the majority of his force and reorienting it for a forced march over what could only be called "roads" in the most generous sense of the word amid one of the harshest winters in Europe's history, while still keeping the Germans to his front tied up and unable to move, attacking the main German force in their flank, and relieving Bastogne before the 101st Airborne and remnants of the 10th Armored Division were overwhelmed is rightly considered Patton's greatest achievement and one of the most brilliantly-executed operations in history. This ended up tapping the Germans of their remaining reserves and in May 1945, Berlin fell to the Russians. The war in Europe was over.

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Recognizing that they were no longer defending all of Western Europe, and how poorly the Allies supply train was, supposedly was,[[labelnote:*]]It wasn't so much that Allied logistics themselves were poor, they'd supplied the Allies this far, after all; the main issue was that the units at the very front lines of the operation were mainly paratroopers, who were [[GlassCannon geared more towards fast assault and harassing the enemy behind their own lines]] than holding frontlines themselves, and were not equipped to take a defensive stance against the enemy. This was compounded by the fact that many paratroop regiments were still recovering from their losses suffered during the abortive Operation Market Garden and were in the middle of trying to resupply and refill their ranks.[[/labelnote]] the Germans attempted to launch an offensive in December 1944 through the Ardennes Forest, the exact same invasion route they took in 1940. At first, they were incredibly successful, routing newly arrived American G.I.'s. However, at Bastogne, one of the major town to the German objective of Antwerp, they ended up facing elite American airborne divisions, including the 101st "Screaming Eagles," which were resting in the area. Patton saw immediately what was happening and took his Third Army, which was already heavily engaged 100 miles to the south, to relieve the paratroopers at Bastogne. Disengaging the majority of his force and reorienting it for a forced march over what could only be called "roads" in the most generous sense of the word amid one of the harshest winters in Europe's history, while still keeping the Germans to his front tied up and unable to move, attacking the main German force in their flank, and relieving Bastogne before the 101st Airborne and remnants of the 10th Armored Division were overwhelmed is rightly considered Patton's greatest achievement and one of the most brilliantly-executed operations in history. This ended up tapping the Germans of their remaining reserves and in May 1945, Berlin fell to the Russians. The war in Europe was over.


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On December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe and [[{{Retirony}} two days before was due to go home on leave]], Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to be buried [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]

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On December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe and [[{{Retirony}} two days before he was due to go home on leave]], Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to be buried [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]


Born in California, Patton came from a military family, with his grandfather having served for the Confederates during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. He attended the Virginia Military Academy and West Point, Patton's first taste of fighting came during [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The Hunt for Pancho Villa]], where he participated in America's first ever military action that used motor vehicles, and shot down three of Villa's men with [[CoolGuns his custom made ivory handled]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] (it's not known if he got the kills as several other soldiers were firing as well, but he did definitely hit and wounded all three of them). Afterwards, he served with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I as a tank officer.

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Born in California, Patton came from a military family, with his grandfather having served for the Confederates during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. He attended the Virginia Military Academy and West Point, Patton's first taste of fighting came during [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The Hunt for Pancho Villa]], where he participated in America's first ever military action that used motor vehicles, and shot down three of Villa's men with [[CoolGuns his custom made made]] [[BlingOfWar ivory handled]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] (it's not known if he got the kills as several other soldiers were firing as well, but he did definitely hit and wounded wound all three of them). Afterwards, he served with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I as a tank officer.


* Famously played by Creator/GeorgeCScott in the 1970 film ''{{Film/Patton}}''. Of note, Scott's gravely voice is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_47O2Pfy8 nothing like Patton's actual voice]].

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* Famously played by Creator/GeorgeCScott in the 1970 film ''{{Film/Patton}}''. Of note, Scott's while Scott nailed Patton's personality, his gravely voice rasp is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_47O2Pfy8 nothing like Patton's actual voice]].


Born in California, Patton came from a military family, with his grandfather having served for the Confederates during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. He attended the Virginia Military Academy and West Point, Patton's first taste of fighting came during [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The Hunt for Pancho Villa]], where he participated in America's first ever military action that used motor vehicles, and shot down three of Villa's men with [[CoolGuns his custom made ivory handled]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] (it's not known if he got the kills as several other soldiers were firing as well, but he did definitely hit and wound all three of them). Afterwards, he served with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I as a tank officer.

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Born in California, Patton came from a military family, with his grandfather having served for the Confederates during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. He attended the Virginia Military Academy and West Point, Patton's first taste of fighting came during [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The Hunt for Pancho Villa]], where he participated in America's first ever military action that used motor vehicles, and shot down three of Villa's men with [[CoolGuns his custom made ivory handled]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] (it's not known if he got the kills as several other soldiers were firing as well, but he did definitely hit and wound wounded all three of them). Afterwards, he served with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I as a tank officer.


* Appears in semi-canonical ''Manga/StrikeWitches'' doujinshi set around North African Campaign, ''Witches of Africa'' where he led a personal unit of [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Liberion]] Army's land battle witches dubbed as "Patton's Girls".

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* Appears in semi-canonical ''Manga/StrikeWitches'' doujinshi set around North African Campaign, ''Witches of Africa'' where he led a personal unit of [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Liberion]] Army's land battle witches dubbed as "Patton's Girls".Girls", working side-by-side with many other famous African campaign generals [[EnemyMine from both sides]] such as [[UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery Bernard Montgomery]] and even the Main/MagnificentBastard UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel himself.


* Played by Kelsey Grammar in the American conservative comedy ''Film/AnAmericanCarol''.

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* Played by Kelsey Grammar in the American conservative comedy ''Film/AnAmericanCarol''.''Film/AnAmericanCarol''.
* Appears in semi-canonical ''Manga/StrikeWitches'' doujinshi set around North African Campaign, ''Witches of Africa'' where he led a personal unit of [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Liberion]] Army's land battle witches dubbed as "Patton's Girls".


Unfortunately, this posting would be Patton's last.

On December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe, Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to be buried [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]

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While he took the command due to his love of history, he soon grew dissatisfied with it. He decided that upon taking his Christmas leave, he would not return to Europe again. He intended to either seek a command stateside, or retire from the army altogether. Unfortunately, this posting would be Patton's last.

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On December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe, Europe and [[{{Retirony}} two days before was due to go home on leave]], Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to be buried [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]


Recognizing that they were no longer defending all of Western Europe, and how poorly the Allies supply train was, the Germans attempted to launch an offensive in December 1944 through the Ardennes Forest, the exact same invasion route they took in 1940. At first, they were incredibly successful, routing newly arrived American G.I.'s. However, at Bastogne, one of the major town to the German objective of Antwerp, they ended up facing elite American airborne divisions, including the 101st "Screaming Eagles," which were resting in the area. Patton saw immediately what was happening and took his Third Army, which was already heavily engaged 100 miles to the south, to relieve the paratroopers at Bastogne. Disengaging the majority of his force and reorienting it for a forced march over what could only be called "roads" in the most generous sense of the word amid one of the harshest winters in Europe's history, while still keeping the Germans to his front tied up and unable to move, attacking the main German force in their flank, and relieving Bastogne before the 101st Airborne and remnants of the 10th Armored Division were overwhelmed is rightly considered Patton's CrowningMomentOfAwesome and one of the most brilliantly-executed operations in history. This ended up tapping the Germans of their remaining reserves and in May 1945, Berlin fell to the Russians. The war in Europe was over.

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Recognizing that they were no longer defending all of Western Europe, and how poorly the Allies supply train was, the Germans attempted to launch an offensive in December 1944 through the Ardennes Forest, the exact same invasion route they took in 1940. At first, they were incredibly successful, routing newly arrived American G.I.'s. However, at Bastogne, one of the major town to the German objective of Antwerp, they ended up facing elite American airborne divisions, including the 101st "Screaming Eagles," which were resting in the area. Patton saw immediately what was happening and took his Third Army, which was already heavily engaged 100 miles to the south, to relieve the paratroopers at Bastogne. Disengaging the majority of his force and reorienting it for a forced march over what could only be called "roads" in the most generous sense of the word amid one of the harshest winters in Europe's history, while still keeping the Germans to his front tied up and unable to move, attacking the main German force in their flank, and relieving Bastogne before the 101st Airborne and remnants of the 10th Armored Division were overwhelmed is rightly considered Patton's CrowningMomentOfAwesome greatest achievement and one of the most brilliantly-executed operations in history. This ended up tapping the Germans of their remaining reserves and in May 1945, Berlin fell to the Russians. The war in Europe was over.



On December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe, Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming be buried]] [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]

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On December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe, Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming be buried]] buried [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]


Born in California, Patton came from a military family, with his grandfather having served for the Confederates during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. He attended the Virginia Military Academy and West Point, Patton's first taste of military action came during [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The Hunt for Pancho Villa]], where he shot down three of Villa's men with [[CoolGuns his custom made ivory handled]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]]. Afterwards, he served with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I as a tank officer.

Patton was also an Olympian Athlete who finished fifth place in the modern pentathlon, as well as participating in swimming, shooting, fencing, and cross country riding.

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Born in California, Patton came from a military family, with his grandfather having served for the Confederates during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. He attended the Virginia Military Academy and West Point, Patton's first taste of military action fighting came during [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution The Hunt for Pancho Villa]], where he participated in America's first ever military action that used motor vehicles, and shot down three of Villa's men with [[CoolGuns his custom made ivory handled]] [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]].revolvers]] (it's not known if he got the kills as several other soldiers were firing as well, but he did definitely hit and wound all three of them). Afterwards, he served with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I as a tank officer.

Patton was also an Olympian Athlete who finished fifth place in the modern pentathlon, pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics in Sweden. Possibly he should have finished higher, as well as participating he ranked near the top in four of the five events but did poorly in target shooting which was expected to be his best activity. With five shots, only three bullet holes were made in the target - all three near the center and tightly clustered. He claimed, and may have been right, that his other two shots passed exactly through the holes from previous shots. Several competitors agreed, but there was no way to verify it either way, so the results stood. He also participated in swimming, shooting, fencing, and cross country riding.


Unfortunately, this posting would be Patton's last. on December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe, Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming be buried]] [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]

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December 8, 1945, only eight months after the end of the war in Europe, Patton was involved in an automobile accident while travelling with another general. Despite the crash being very low speed and the other occupants of the crash getting out unharmed, Patton complained of paralysis and trouble breathing; It would later be revealed he suffered a serious compression fracture and injuries to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 12 days later of heart failure, his [[FamousLastWords last words]] often attributed as being, "Hell of a way to die." Rather than being returned to the U.S. for burial, he was buried with the wartime casualties of the Third Army at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, per his request to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming be buried]] [[TogetherInDeath with his men.]]

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