"God bless the United States of America and death to all her enemies. Including that lowdown greaser, Pancho Villa."―George S. Patton[src]
Patton was born in a family of great military background that could trace its members serving as soldiers as far back as the American Revolution. His grandfather was a Confederate soldier that died at the 3rd Battle of Winchester, Va. at a place called Opequon Creek, in the American Civil War. Patton attended West Point, overcoming dyslexia, and became a cavalry officer, an Olympian, helping in the adoption of a new sword, and showing interest in motorized combat He was also one of the wealthiest men in the United States Army, which did not always go over well with his Superiors.
He joined the US Army in 1909 as a cavalry officer. He was destined to Texas when Pancho Villa crossed the Mexican-American border in 1916 and raided Columbus, New Mexico, killing several Americans. The US president Woodrow Wilson ordered then a punitive expedition against Villa, headed by General John J. Pershing, and Patton joined it.
Adventures with George S. PattonEdit
"That guy's nuts!"―Indiana Jones[src]
In 1916, Indiana Jones, Remy Baudouin and José González were at a cantina in Mexico, where they were relaxing and helping Jones write a letter to his father. Patton, on a brazen solo raid, entered the bar, and started a gunfight with several of the Villistas, killing Julio Cárdenas and several others. Jones and his friends fled the shootout by escaping through the window. Returning to General John J. Pershing's camp with the bodies of the slain Villistas slung over his car like game trophies, Patton reported to the general that Villa was not planning on heading to the mountains. Pershing agreed, having been informed by Claw that Villa was planning on attacking Ciudad Guerrero.
This action earned him a promotion to Lieutenant and the declared respect of General Pershing. However, neither Patton nor Pershing could achieve the expedition's ultimate goal, bringing down Pancho Villa, and had to return to the United States without success.
In 1917, when the United States entered World War I by declaring war on Germany, Patton traveled to France as part of Pershing's American Expeditionary Force. There he led several attacks against the Germans, raising quickly in the rank scale and commanding the first Tank corps in the US Army by 1918.
Made General shortly before World War II, he later took part in the campaigns of Morocco, Italy, Normandy, Lorraine, the Bulge and the final invasion and rendition of Germany herself. While not getting the best assignments, he discovered that he was feared more than any other Allied general by the enemy. However, he died from injuries in a car crash about a day before his triumphant return to the United States.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal" → Spring Break Adventure (First appearance)
- South of the Border
- Mexico, March 1916 comic
- The World of Indiana Jones
- Who Are Those Guys? (Non-fiction source)
- George S. Patton - American Achilles (Non-fiction source)