Gen. Patton’s Officer Recalls WWII Struggle


…Irzyk also writes about his two personal encounters with Gen. George S. Patton, whom he calls “one of the most unique individuals our country has ever had.”

“He was like a valuable diamond with many, many facets,” Irzyk said. “He was the the purest warrior our country has ever had. He was the best field commander, not staff officer, that we ever had.”

In stark contrast to World War II, Irzyk sees the Vietnam War as a time when the U.S. lacked a long period of unified leadership – and the troops sent to Southeast Asia went with a minimum of training…

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