Army & Navy - COMMAND: Slapper Slapped

The Senate Military Affairs Committee was still mad at blustery Lieut. General George Smith Patton Jr. for his unsoldierly outbursts in Sicily. Last week it dropped Georgie Patton from a list of 14 general officers slated for permanent promotions in the Regular Army.

Georgie Patton's three stars are only temporary wartime rank. On the permanent list he is a colonel, could be dropped back to colonel at war's end, when the strength of the Regular Army will be pared down. To head off that kind of possibility for its best officers, the Army...

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