Many have viewed Patton as a pure and ferocious warrior, known by the nickname "Old Blood and Guts", a name given to him after a reporter misquoted his statement that it takes blood and brains to win a war.
But history has left the image of a brilliant military leader whose record was also marred by insubordination and some periods of apparent instability.
He once said, "Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way."
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R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952 (Plt #437)--'72
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