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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – November 6th

George S. Patton is born, November 11, 1885

He is descended from a Civil War Confederate colonel and has himself been in the military since graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1909. Soon after, he fought in Mexico against Pancho Villa. He then fought in the First World War. Patton was the very first officer ever assigned to the US Army tank corps, and is renowned for his tactical brilliance on the battlefield. He lives by the words of Napoleon: “L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace”—“Audacity, audacity, always audacity.”