Army & Navy - COMMAND: Fighter's Words

To 57-year-old Major General George S. Patton—hard as carborundum and sometimes twice as rough—went his second D.S.M. last week, to be added to one of the finest collections of ribbons in the Army. He got it for distinguished service in the capture of Casablanca, where he was in command.

With characteristic drama, Tanker Patton took the surrender of Casablanca's commander with two pearl-handled automatics on his hips, a tommy-gun in the crook of his arm. But another side of Georgie Patton, the smart leadership that makes him a soldier's soldier, was clearly...

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