George Smith Patton, Jr was the in Great War and led the US Tank Corps. He won the world's first tank battle in 1917 in Cambrai, France. He started as a Captain but was promoted to Colonel during the war. After the war he went back to Captain.
Lowell City Hall was almost renamed for General Patton after his death following WWII. When Beatrice learned it was not unanimous she asked them to not do it. Beatrice died after being thrown from her horse at the Myopia Hunting Club in Hamilton, MA on September 30, 1953.
The Patton Memorial Society was formed in 1971. Two plaques and a portrait of Patton were dedicated in the Memorial Auditorium. Thousands of veterans marched in a grand parade.
During the Great War Colonel Patton was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal and the Purple Heart for a leg wound. The war was officially declared over on his 33rd birthday.