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Meet Amazing Americans Leaders & Statesmen George S. Patton Jr.
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Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr., 1943.

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Born: November 11, 1885
Died: December 21, 1945

Born into a proud military tradition, George S. Patton Jr. was a pioneer in tank warfare and one of the best known and most effective American generals of World War II. A brilliant battlefield commander and inspiring and colorful leader, Patton was admired by his troops for his great determination. In a series of masterful campaigns, Patton led American forces in World War II to decisive victories in the deserts of North Africa, the fields of Sicily and the plains of Europe. Ironically, this great warrior fought and survived the heat of battle in two world wars, only to die in a traffic accident at the height of his fame and accomplishment.

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