By Michael D. Hull Famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle reported in August 1944, that one of his favorite U.S. Army officers was a regimental colonel who shared Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr.’s philosophy for World War II—simply to kill Germans. This Regular Army colonel, said Pyle, wore a “new type field jacket that fits him like a sack,” carried a cane, and, like Patton, constantly prodded his commanders to “push hard, not to let up, to keep driving and driving.” Pyle said the offic

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