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George Smith Patton

George Smith Patton Biography

War Hero


ABOUT
4-star United States Army general and iconic commander who led a succession of victorious attacks in Italy, France and Germany during World War II.
BEFORE FAME
He attended the Virginia Military Institute and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

FAMILY LIFE
His grandfather, Benjamin Davis Wilson, was a politician.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was portrayed by actor George C. Scott in the 1970 biographical film Patton.
TRIVIA
He finished fifth in the pentathlon event at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games.

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