- Article by Hans Molier
- Published on February 6th, 2020
George Smith Patton jr. was born November 11, 1885, in San Gabriel, California. He served with distinction in World War One. On November 8, 1942, he was in command of the Western Force during Operation Torch, in July 1943 he commanded the U.S. 7th Army during Operation Husky. He arrived in France on August 1, 1944 , commanding the U.S. 3rd Army. On March 22, 1945 he crossed the River Rhine. He died on December 21, 1945, of injuries he had sustained in a car crash on December 9.
He was buried at the American Military Cemetery in Hamm, Luxemburg.