George S. Patton, Jr.
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George Smith Patton, Jr. was a leading U.S. Army General in
World War II in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, France, and Germany,
1943–1945. In World War I he was a senior commander of the new tank
corps and saw action in France. After the war he was an advocate of
armored warfare but was reassigned to the cavalry. In World War II he
commanded both corps and armies in North Africa, Sicily, and the
European Theater of Operations.
On December 9, 1945, in Germany a day
before he was due to return to the United States, he was severely
injured in a road accident. Paralyzed from the neck down, he died of an
embolism on December 21, 1945 at the military hospital in Heidelberg,
Germany with his wife present. He was 60.
Where are they buried?
- Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester city,
- Luxembourg American (ABMC) Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Luxembourg
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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