Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to apologize for this and a second, similar episode.
The times of service these days were very different. I won’t say they were wrong. The wars that happened during that time required a person to be prepared differently. Gen Patton may have been hard, but he made warriors. He knew what it took to win a war.
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