George S. Patton( November 11, 1885 - December 21, 1945 )
Seventh United States Army
304th Tank Brigade
World War I
World War II
General George Smith Patton Jr. was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
Born in 1885 to a family with an extensive military background , Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He studied fencing and designed the M1913 Cavalry Saber, more commonly known as the "Patton Sword". Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles....