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Encyclopedia > George Patton IV

George Smith Patton IV (name later changed to George Smith Patton) (December 24, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts - June 27, 2004 in South Hamilton, Massachusetts) was a major general in the United States Army and the son of World War II General George Patton. December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... South Hamilton is a district within Hamilton, Massachusetts. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb. ... General George Smith Patton Jr. ...


A graduate of West Point, Patton served in Korea as a company commander and in Vietnam commanding the 11th Armored Cavalry as a colonel during three tours of duty there before retiring from the Army in 1980. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross with one oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Purple Heart. He died from a form of Parkinson's disease. Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). ... For other places called Korea, see: Korea (disambiguation) Korea (한국/韓國, 조선/朝鮮) is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in northern East Asia, bordering on China to the northwest and Russia to the north. ... The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military decoration of the United States Army which is awarded for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. ... The Silver Star is a United States military award which is presented to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Armed Forces, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing... Bronze and Silver oak leaf clusters An Oak leaf cluster is a common device which is placed on military awards and decorations to denote those who have received more than one bestowal of a particular decoration. ... The Legion of Merit is a military decoration of the United States armed forces which is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. ... The Distinguished Flying Cross. ... The Meritorious Service Medal is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to January 16, 1969. ... The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who are wounded or killed while serving in or with the U.S. military after April 5, 1917. ...


He is survived by his wife, the former Joanne Holbrook, and their five children, Margaret Georgina Patton, George S. Patton V, Robert H. Patton, Helen Patton-Plusczyk, and Benjamin Wilson Patton; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


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George S. Patton, who was the son of the famous World War II General and who became a Major General in the Army himself, died June 27, 2004, at his home in Hamilton, Mass., at age 80.
Patton's oldest child, Mother Margaret Georgina Patton, dressed in a full habit, read a letter her father wrote to her when she was only a month old.
Patton was interred in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery in a simple pine box made by the sisters of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., from trees grown on the property.
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Patton made a study of the terrain of Normandy, reasoning that he may fight there someday...this study remained lost in the mass of War Department paperwork until it was desperately needed in 1944.
Patton had planned no farewell to his brigade, as he knew they hated him for the hard life they had during their training, so he planned to slip quietly away at noontime, while the men were at mess.
Patton firmly believed that a soldier should be buried where he falls...so he lies in the military cemetery at Hamm in Luxembourg, among 30,000 men that fought for him during the Battle of the Bulge.
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