Patton, George Smith, Jr., GEN

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
General
Last Service Branch
US
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 00GC, 15th Army
Service Years
1909 - 1945

US

General



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1885
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Patton, George Smith, Jr. (Old Blood and Guts), GEN.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
San Gabriel
Last Address
Heidelberg, Germany

Date of Passing
Dec 21, 1945
 
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere French Fourragere 7th Army USA Central

3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment 2nd Armored Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Order Kutuzov




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

His medals and commendations were extensive: 

United States:
American Defense Service Ribbon
Distinguished Service Cross with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Distinguished Service Medal with Two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Navy)
One Silver Star
Three Bronze Stars
Legion of Merit
Mexican Service Badge
Purple Heart
Silver Life Saving Medal
Silver Star with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Victory medal (WWII)
Victory Medal with Four Bronze Stars (WWI)
Sons of the Revolution Medal


Great Britain:
Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Order of the British Empire
Enteur Pin of Malta


France:

Croix de Guerre of 1939 with Palm
Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star
Medal of the Legion of Honor
Medal of Verdun (WWI)
Metz Medal of Liberation (1944)
Commemorative Medal, City of Nancy
Commerative Medallion, City of Metz (1944)
Commerative Medalion Cities of Fontainebleau and Barbizon
Gourmier Pin of Morocco (French)
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor
Liberation of Tours "Patton" Medallion
Liberation Medallion, City of d'Epernay
Liberation Medallion, City of Metz (1918)
Medallion of the City of Rheims


Belgium:
Croix de Guerre of 1940 with Palm
Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold with Palm
Civilian Shield


Czechoslovakia:
Military Cross
Order of the White Dragon


Luxembourg:
Croix de Guerre
Order of Adolphe of Nassau, Grand Croix


French Morocco:
Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold with Palm


Russia:
Guard's Badge
Order of Koutouzov, 1st Grade


Sweden:
Commemorative Medal of the V Olympiad (1912)
Armiens, Under Officers Skola
Kunge Sodermanlands Pansarregemente (Commerative Token)
Kungl. Krigs Skolan (Commemorative Medal)
Kungl. Upplands Regemente (Commorative Token)


Vatican:
Pope Pius XII Medallion

   
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 Unit Assignments
15th Cavalry Regiment1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile) 13th Cavalry Regiment10th Cavalry Regiment
First Army (1st Army)3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR)Hawaiian Department3rd Cavalry Division
2nd Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division/1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile) 2nd Brigade,  2nd Armored DivisionI Armored CorpsII Corps
HQ, 7th Army3rd Army15th Army
  1911-1912, 15th Cavalry Regiment
  1915-1916, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1916-1916, 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
  1916-1917, 10th Cavalry Regiment
  1918-1918, First Army (1st Army)
  1920-1922, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3d ACR)
  1925-1928, 00G1, Hawaiian Department
  1932-1935, 3rd Cavalry Division
  1938-1938, 2nd Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division/1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1940-1942, 1210, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Armored Division
  1942-1943, 00GC, I Armored Corps
  1943-1943, II Corps
  1943-1943, 00GC, HQ, 7th Army
  1944-1945, 00GC, 3rd Army
  1945-1945, 00GC, 15th Army
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1916-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
  1918-1918 World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Military InstituteUnited States Military AcademyArmy Staff CollegeCommand and General Staff College
Army War College
  1903-1904, Virginia Military Institute
  1905-1909, United States Military Academy
  1918-1918, Army Staff College
  1923-1924, Command and General Staff College
  1931-1932, Army War College
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