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    George S. Patton Two Typed Letters Both Signed. "G. S. Patton Jr." One page each, 8" x 10.5".
    1. A cover letter for the other, was written at Washington, D.C., dated October 7, 1942, and signed by Patton as major general commanding the Headquarters Task Force. In that letter he writes, "It is my considered opinion that the Army will be the loser if the services of a man [former Brigade Sergeant Major Kenneth O. Harter] of so much distinguished battle service is not utilized. If he is commissioned, I request that he be assigned to the Forces under my command."
    2. Written on January 11, 1919, in France, commends Sergeant Harter for his service with the 304th Brigade (1st Brigade) Tank Corps. Patton, as commander of the brigade and holding the rank of colonel, writes, "I consider Sergeant Harter a man of exceptional education and of very high personal and moral attainment..." Both are near fine.

    During World War I, George Patton served as commander of the new tank corps and saw combat action in France. He took part in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel, September 1918, and was wounded by machine gun fire as he sought assistance for tanks that were mired in the mud. The bullet passed through his upper thigh. He was proud of the wound. At times Patton would drop his pants to show his wound and joke that he was a "half-assed general."


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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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