*bows, then climbs up on a soapbox* In ww2, there were a number of american generals who fought for more than patriotic reasons. Two worth mentioning for comparison are General Bradley and General Patton. The first was careful, methodical, quiet and very intelligent. He lead like a bureaucrat and took well care of his men, and we remember him today mostly for having a tank named after him. His friend was General Patton, a cavalry firebrand whose name was on all the headlines for his competition with the british generals to be first at every important coordinate. He was so merciless with his men he was reprimanded for it, his men hated him, after the war he had no qualms about using nazis and he was eager to get started on the next war with the russians. He was a good soldier but a terrible leader. Guess which general is famous today?