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Gen. George S. Patton by John Reardon

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No American military leader has ever captured the imagination of the public like George Patton. He was hated by his men, but they would march through hell for him. His most famous line was: “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for HIS country!” I did this drawing ten years ago and just discovered it lying around.

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graphite, george, general, patton

Comments

  • Trenton Hill
    Trenton Hillalmost 5 years ago

    Very Cool!

  • John Reardon
    John Reardonalmost 5 years ago

    Hard to believe this one is ten years old. Found it the other day along with some others while I was cleaning out the attic. God only knows what else I have up there! I certainly appreciate all your nice comments.

  • Sandrine Pelissier
    Sandrine Pelis...almost 5 years ago

    I like how the composition works with the persona.

  • John Reardon
    John Reardonalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for the nice comment.

  • luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast
    luvapples down...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic, I’m a buff too, I grew up watching ‘Victory at Sea’ and then the army one that I never missed an episode but can’t remember the name of. Then the outstanding PBS series ‘World at War’. What our kids are missing, real heroes, not imaginary.

  • Thanks, pal Yes, those were the days. World War II was all over the TV and movies. One Sunday afternoon after the baseball game was rained out, my dad and I watched a movie called “A Walk in the Sun” with Dana Andrews and Richard Conte. Now that was a war movie. In the intervening years I’ve read almost 2000 books on military history. It’s a fascinating subject. Happy Holidays.

    – John Reardon

  • luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast
    luvapples down...over 4 years ago

    Happy Holidays to you too.

  • Turtle6
    Turtle6almost 4 years ago

    One of the greatest Military Commanders this contry has ever made

  • craigkubik
    craigkubikover 3 years ago

    My Dad served in Patton’s Third Army. Went in as a private, came out a Sgt. He would have liked your drawing.

  • Thank you, Craig. Tell you something interesting. I’ve spoken to hundreds of World War II veterans. When you ask a ETO veteran what outfit he was in, usually he name the division. That was how Army veterans in Europe identified themselves. Except, that is, if they were in Patton’s Third Army. Then, invariably, they pull themselves up to their full height and say proudly, “I was in Third Army!” or “I was one of Patton’s boys!” You should be very proud of your father. All my best.

    – John Reardon

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezover 2 years ago


    Excellent work John congratulations.

  • Thank you, Gary. It’s an honor.

    – John Reardon

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaover 2 years ago

    Fantastic work. Congrats on your feature.

  • Thank you, Michele. Your interest in my work is much appreciated.

    – John Reardon

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