Gen. George Smith Patton Jr., descendants
When George S. Patton, Jr. graduated from West Point in 1909, he selected the cavalry for
his service. This was to prove a momentous decision. As a cavalryman, he commanded a tank
unit in France during WWI. There, he began envisioning and working on the armored tactics and
strategies to be used in the future.
During WWII, Gen. Patton’s troops liberated more territory and suffered far fewer casualties per
casualties inflicted on the enemy than those of any other Allied commander. See the page on Patton's ancestors.
See PDF version of this chart. An 18th cousin, once removed.
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Patton Wedding 1910 Patton 1908