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Patton



George S. Patton, Jr.”

His parents were George Patton and Ruth Wilson; he comes from a long line of military
background. His father was the son of a civil war vet and his father was in many American
wars before him. George Jr. had a lot of military blood running through him and it was
just waiting to get out of him and be put in effect. He grew up on a farm in Pasedena.
While on the farm he learned how to fish and hunt and how to become a survivalist. On the
farm his father read to him what most normal kids would not even know about. The books he
read to him were written by Shakespeare, Homer, and the Holy Bible. He did not attend
school until he was eleven years old. He could recite passages from books that college
students were reading although this still did not cover the fact that he could not read.
So he spent most of his time during middle school trying to catch up to the other kids in
reading and mathematics these were his two worst subjects. In high school he started to
catch up to his fellow class mates. He became popular with the other kids by playing
sports. He was an exceptional football player and track star.

He went to two colleges VMI and West Point. He first went to VMI then he decided that he
wanted the best so he transferred to West Point. While at West Point he was noticed for
his amazing athletic ability he earned his letter there the famous Army A. He did this in
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