General George Patton was a very brave and hardworking man, he played a part in WW2. He was look at as a leader, and someone to look up to. He is best known for being the leader of the 7th U.S army and later the 3rd army. He helped develop some of the most important things that happened during this time. For example he helped with the armored warfare doctrine. He led the two armies in lots of battles like the invasion of Casablanca and the invasion of Sicily. Sometimes his leadership and hard-driving personality was overlooked by the way he spoke to others and his statements on certain subjects. He was very close with some of the other generals in the war, they wrote letters and talked about problems that were going on. Something that George was remembered by was his famous speech. This speech was an address to his troops. This speech was also the opening of a movie called “PATTON.” The speech talks about not fighting and that making you a coward, he didn’t think America should drop out of the war and he wants them to not be scared because you can be killed even when you aren’t in a war.
Patton’s leadership and forces played a huge role in defeating the German counterattack in the battle of bulge. He was also involved in WW1. George was the first officer assigned to the newly made U.S Tank Corps. Him being involved with WW1 is what gave his reputation as being as outgoing and brave as he was. Another significant thing about him is that he was born on November 11th, which is Veterans Day. He was born to be a soldier and a good one at that. George got his training and education at West Point. Patton married and had 3 children, he wrote his son a very important letter while he was at war. In the letter he explained that there are two kinds of soldiers, a good one and a bad one. He also explained to his son not to be afraid because you’ll only regret the chances you didn’t take. When people look back on history they remember Patton for his perseverance and his hardworking qualities that he gave off everyday. General George Patton is and was a very influential soldier, he is still taught in schools today for his intelligent decisions and words.