Thursday, December 24, 2015
One of the greatest generals this country ever had was buried 70 years ago today
George Patton, certainly the finest armored commander in U.S. history and arguably the best ever (the Soviets would put forward a case for Gerogy Zhukov and the Germans for Heinz Guderian, but Patton would have to be in the mix), was laid to rest 70 years ago today. Well known for his belief that the only way for a professional soldier to die was "from the last bullet, of the last battle, of the last war," Patton died in a traffic accident. It's a shame to have lost one of America's greatest warriors in such a manner. RIP, General.