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US_3rd_Army #21 Posted Dec 19 2012 - 18:00

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Blackhorse_Nine, on Jan 17 2012 - 18:50, said:

Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes!
The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!

We get the picture Bill Murray lol, and yes that man has no dick
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Walter_Sobchak #22 Posted Jun 30 2013 - 17:04

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I found this picture on another forum where someone was nice enough to post pictures from the interior of the new Patton Museum. This particular display seemed rather amusing to me, considering how Petraeus' career ended.

        

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ScotsGray #23 Posted Feb 08 2014 - 23:29

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I guess there's no truth to rumor that; Patton was a great General, unless you served under him?

 



ScotsGray #24 Posted Feb 09 2014 - 02:37

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View PostBlackhorse_Nine, on Jan 17 2012 - 09:35, said:

... and the other owned by the Patton Museum Foundation set up by Gen Patton's ancestors.

Did they do that through supreme confidence or clairvoyance? ... descendants ...

 


Edited by doonhamer252, Feb 09 2014 - 11:16.


MR_WILSON_VA #25 Posted Oct 16 2014 - 20:26

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I will always have fond Childhood Memories of Climbing on all the Tanks that were on Display outside.  

Meplat #26 Posted Oct 17 2014 - 19:23

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View PostMR_WILSON_VA, on Oct 16 2014 - 12:26, said:

I will always have fond Childhood Memories of Climbing on all the Tanks that were on Display outside.  

 

Did the same, I remember a lot of them being in terrible shape though.

This would have been 1972/1973..

 

(Edit- Corrected typo)


Edited by Meplat, Oct 17 2014 - 19:24.


Wait_for_it___EPIC #27 Posted Oct 17 2014 - 23:43

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Do they have a whole wing dedicated to slapping cowards?

Meplat #28 Posted Oct 18 2014 - 01:31

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View PostWait_for_it___EPIC, on Oct 17 2014 - 15:43, said:

Do they have a whole wing dedicated to slapping cowards?

 

That incident is worth reading into.

Account_Name #29 Posted Oct 19 2014 - 06:09

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@Meplat

 

Wiki suggests that the men were suffering acute PTSD, and Patton called them cowards, said PTSD was a fake condition invented by Jews, and that he gave a bitter, gritted-teeth apology to both men after being ordered to do so by Eisenhower.  None of which I knew, thanks for the tip.

 

Is this a fair summary?



Meplat #30 Posted Oct 19 2014 - 06:21

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View PostAccount_Name, on Oct 18 2014 - 22:09, said:

@Meplat

 

Wiki suggests that the men were suffering acute PTSD, and Patton called them cowards, said PTSD was a fake condition invented by Jews, and that he gave a bitter, gritted-teeth apology to both men after being ordered to do so by Eisenhower.  None of which I knew, thanks for the tip.

 

Is this a fair summary?

 

Also read on Bennet's (the guy the movie seems to have focused on) being -sent- to the hospital, and repeatedly wanting to return to his unit against the orders of medics and doctors on hand.

 

One of the others that Patton jumped on was suffering from Malaria.



Account_Name #31 Posted Oct 20 2014 - 05:17

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Would it be fair to say that Patton was overrated both as a commander and as a human being? 

Walter_Sobchak #32 Posted Oct 20 2014 - 23:05

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View PostAccount_Name, on Oct 20 2014 - 00:17, said:

Would it be fair to say that Patton was overrated both as a commander and as a human being? 

 

I think it's fair to say he has garnered more than his fair share of attention both in the history books and in popular culture.  As to his character, I'll just quote Omar Bradley who said that Patton was "the most fiercely ambitious man and the strangest duck I have ever known."

Donward #33 Posted Oct 20 2014 - 23:15

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The best American generals are slightly crazy.




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