This is a three part document that talks about the famous speech
given by General George Patton.
Part I: Introduction
by Bill Moore, Major General, US Army, Retired
Part II: The Background research
Part III: The Speech
Part I: Introduction by Bill Moore, Major General,
US Army, Retired
This may offend some and most probably the DACOWITS and
their followers will say this is what they all rail against-that
such motivational speeches are unacceptable today-such arrogance
they have. The effectiveness of raw Patton was demonstrated
from the gun barrels of his vaunted Third Army-history has well
documented what those brave soldiers and their flamboyant leader
accomplished together. Revisionist historians have tried to
dismiss the influence and tactical brilliance of George Patton-but
ask his troops-remember you can't fool (Patton would have used
the more familiar word here)the troops!!
Today, as our military institutions suffer from the insertion
of political agendas by appointed civilian "leaders" and generals
too often fail to meet the standards of self-discipline and
accountability, it would be refreshing to this old soldier to
see the return of the Patton-types. It would also devastate
Imagine what General Patton, and many others of his WWII
compatriots, would say about women in combat and all of the
extraneous training diversions that homosexual sensitivity sessions
are doing to troop morale. Patton knew that the combat arms
were preeminent in our Army, that soldiers kill and some may
die in performing the mission of the Third Army-but their deaths
would not be on operations of dubious value to our country.
Soldiers, whether draftee or volunteer, understand the "language,"
both explicit and implied, of General Patton and they were motivated.
Seems that few leaders these days want to learn from history,
but I suggest they start trying to do so because the new Army
LTG Claudia Kennedy said it best (and believe me this is
the only thing I have heard her say with which I agree) "this
is not your father's Army". But little did she realize that
her verbiage was a condemnation of the force she believes she
Patton loved soldiers, sergeants were his Army's backbone
and he would NEVER subject them to a harangue on COOing (remember
General Kennedy and the Intel Sergeants Major conference).
Well-enough said-you get the idea. Read Patton's speech,
but don't dare speculate on what kind of reception it will get
in today's political correct military.
"Keep on Pushin"
Bill Moore, Major General, US Army, Retired