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Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA  (Parkinson's disease)
Birth NameGeorge Smith Patton IV

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George S. Patton IV was born on December 24, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as George Smith Patton IV. He was married to Joanne Holbrook. He died on June 27, 2004 in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Spouse (1)

Joanne Holbrook (15 June 1952 - 27 June 2004) (his death) (5 children)

Trivia (11)

Both father and son commanded the Second Armored Division.
A graduate of West Point, his decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross with one oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Purple Heart.
Retired from the US Army at the rank of major general (2 stars).
Even though his father was a 'Jr.', there was no George S. Patton III. Following the death of his father, he legally dropped the Roman numeral from his name.
Was a West Point graduate and saw combat in Korea and Vietnam, where he was wounded. He retired in 1980 and lived in Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he started a farm and named the fields after Vietnam soldiers who died under his command.
Father of Helen Patton and Robert Patton.
His wife was the daughter of Major General Willard A. Holbrook.
One of his last assignments was command of the Development and Reserch Command (DARCOM) that develops armaments and matériel for the United States' Army.
Maj. Gen. Patton retired from the Army in 1980 and retired to his home in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
His eldest daughter Margaret (now Mother Margaret Georgina) is the subprioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut.

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