Army & Navy - Patton's Promotion

Franklin Roosevelt invited Lieut. General George S. Patton Jr. to share his jeep on a review of troops in the Middle East, and the U.S. press reported the gesture. Nevertheless, the Senate subcommittee which was considering Patton's promotion (from his present permanent rank of colonel to permanent major general) was unimpressed. Last week the subcommittee postponed action.

Held up with Patton's were promotions of eleven other war-made lieutenant generals :

Mark Wayne Clark, Brehon B. Somer-vell, Joseph W. Stilwell, Joseph T. Mc-Narney, Ira C. Eaker, Carl Spaatz, Millard F. Harmon, Omar Nelson...

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