George S. Patton
|George Smith Patton, Jr.|
Patton as a lieutenant general.
|Elk-name||"Bandito", "Old Blood and Guts", "The Old Man"|
11 November 1885|
San Gabriel, California, U.S.
21 December 1945 (aged 60)|
|Buried at||American Cemetery an Memorial, Luxembourg Ceety|
|Allegiance||Unitit States o Americae|
|Service/branch||Unitit States Airmy|
|Years o service||1909–45|
Seivent Unitit States Airmy|
Third Unitit States Airmy
Fifteenth Unitit States Airmy
Distinguished Service Cross (2)|
Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Siller Starn (2)
Legion o Merit
Complete leet o decorations
Maj. Gen. George Patton IV (son)|
Gen. John K. Waters (son-in-law)
George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) wis a senior officer o the Unitit States Airmy, wha commandit the U.S. Seivent Airmy in the Mediterranean an European Theatres o Warld War II, but is best kent for his leadership o the U.S. Third Airmy in Fraunce an Germany follaein the Allied invasion o Normandy in Juin 1944.