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Note the famous pistol.

General George Smith Patton, Jr. (11 November 1885 - 21 December 1945).

He was known as "Old Blood and Guts" and came from a long line of military officers who served with distinction. Although his reputation was somewhat spotted with incidents of lack of control and outspoken behaviour, the vast majority of his soldiers loved him for what he was, a pure and ferocious warrior.

He served as a junior officer during the Mexican Border Campaign of 1916. Fought in France and was wounded and decorated during World War 1. During World War 2 he led the Americans through North Africa, Sicily, Italy, during the D-Day invasion and during the Ardennes offensive; before been killed as a result of injuries suffered during a car accident on 9 May 1945. He died on 21 December 1945.

A man who always had things to say... he is extremely quotable on leading men. Check out the great man's words here.