George S. Patton, Jr.

George S. Patton, Jr. (HM2HZ8)

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N 34° 7.216', W 118° 7.257'

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1885 - 1945

The descendant of a distinguished pioneer family and son of San Marino's first Mayor, General
Patton, a "spit and polish soldier" became one of the most brilliant, decisive and aggressive military commanders in American History. He was born and raised on the family ranch adjacent to what is now the Huntington Library. After attending primary schools in Pasadena and overcoming dyslexia, he attended Virginia Military Institute before entry into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1909. In the 1912 Olympic Games held in Stockholm Sweden, Patton, a member of the U.S. Team, excelled in the Pentathlon. In his early Army career he served as aide to General John
J. Pershing during the 1916 Mexican Punitive Expedition. In World War I, he was wounded while
leading a combat tank corps advance with reckless courage. In World War II, as commander of the
Western Task Force and Seventh Army, he led his troops to victory in North Africa and Sicily. Then
as Commander of the Third Army firmly established his military genius by landing and advancing
through France to ultimate victory in Germany. At war's end General Patton was assigned Command
of the Fifteenth Army and charged with compiling the military history of the U.S. Forces from D-
Day to Allied Victory. Dedicated, devout, profane, flamboyant and sometimes controversial,

Patton was a man for his time and a true American hero. At his own request, he is buried
alongside fallen comrades in the American Military Cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg.
HM NumberHM2HZ8
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Date Added Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 396626 N 3776058
Decimal Degrees34.12026667, -118.12095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.216', W 118° 7.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 12.96" N, 118° 7' 15.42" W
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