Not very many will remember that Monday is a special day in the annals of military history. My radio show producer Dave Logan never forgets. He hopes you won’t either.
REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN HERO
On December 21, 1945, General George S. Patton Jr died. For a man who survived two World Wars, the manner in which he died was quite unusual and unexpected: an automobile accident.
I’m sure General Patton had a more glorious ending in mind, but you get the hand life deals you. And even Patton knew this Dealer wasn’t under his command. So, following orders, he left us 64 years ago today. His job, his duty, was done.
Since the days of the Great World Wars, times have changed. Wars have changed. Generals have changed. However, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed over the years: service members being away from family and friends during tours of duty. Just like his men, Patton was away from his family for very long stretches.