Somewhere in North Africa, tough, profane Lieut. General George S. ("Old
Blood and Guts") Patton Jr. found time to answer a fan letter from
ready-to-fight Bill (no kin) Patton, 10, of El Paso, Tex. Wrote the
General: "Dear Bill ... I certainly hope that by the time you grow up
we will be in a period of peace time, but you can be sure that during
your lifetime there will be more wars. . . ."
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