General George S. Patton, Jr. was larger than life, charismatic, and controversial personality. Throughout his military career, General George S. Patton, Jr. dared great deeds, and inspired the troops serving under his command to achieve far beyond even their own expectations. General George S. Patton, Jr. was the quintessential warrior, patriot, and a brilliant military scholar. General Patton’s speeches were legendary and often inspired the troops who served under his command. In the words of his biographer, George S. Patton, Jr. had “a genius for war.”
America Remembers is proud to offer a tribute to General George S. Patton, Jr. for the accomplishments and indomitable spirit of this outstanding American leader. The concept and design of the Tribute has been officially authorized by the Family of George S. Patton, Jr.
Patton enrolled in Virginia Military Institute, the alma mater of earlier generations of Patton military men. After a year of rigorous study at VMI, Patton received his appointment to West Point. By sheer force of will he was able to excel in every area, and to develop in himself traits of toughness and leadership, in preparation for what he foresaw as his destiny.
Here is a working Colt .45 ACP pistol, with the solid, hand-filling heft that veterans will remember. Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each Tribute.
The America Remembers General George S. Patton, Jr. Tribute .45 Pistol honors the memory of one of America’s foremost fighting men. It fills your hand with the same weight, solidity and fine balance that comforted generations of brave men in their trial of fire.
Depicted on the right side of the slide is a scene from the Battle of the Bulge, featuring tanks and troops moving through the snow toward Bastogne. There is also a depiction of General George S. Patton, Jr. standing in his Jeep, addressing his troops. At the rear of the slide, on both sides, are the stars of the Lieutenant General and General ranks.
The left side of the slide features two classic portraits of General George S. Patton, Jr. Also featured is a tank, which played such an important role in achieving victory in Europe. General Patton is shown saluting the tanks and tankers in appreciation and respect for their significant contributions to the victory in Europe. Also included are two of his notable quotes.
The grips on this deluxe tribute pistol are specially crafted of faux ivory, and adorned with the distinctive GSP monogram seen on General George S. Patton Jr.’s favorite pistols. As a final touch, grip screws, slide stop, hammer, safety lock and magazine catch are all hand-polished and finished with 24-karat gold. On the top of the slide are inscribed the campaigns with which General Patton’s name will forever be associated, followed by his signature.