Polish-American Military Support and Services operates under General Patton Foundation- Poland Division. We are a group of professionals who are committed to ensuring that the American military service members and their families are provided with the best opportunities to thrive on their missions outside of the United States and discover new perspectives for growth.
Our roots lay down deep, filled with Polish and American military traditions. We know that very well as our own families have sacrificed their lives for freedom that America and Poland stand for together, and have fought for… together.
Two countries… One fight!
Poland and America has a long history of profound relationship. Both countries have fought for the same freedom for centuries, backing one another. General Patton has visited General Anders 2nd Army and inspected Polish troops in Faqus, Egypt on 17th of December, 1943. General Patton and General Anders have become great friends ever since.
Making history together… again!
Impossible, timeless… At the General Patton Foundation Poland Division, we believe that we can make history happen… So we did. We are proud to announce that our founder and current President, Mr. Christopher Hess-Wegrzecki has been the first person since World War II to reunite the Patton and Anders families back together.
On the right: Anna Maria Anders, daughter of General Anders and Helen Patton granddaughter of General Patton have met in Hotel Polonia in Warsaw, Poland- February 2019.
Our current project
We would like to invite all of you in Poland & in the USA to join us financially in our project of Erecting General Patton & General Anders Monument in Warsaw-Poland in the Spirit of the Polish -American military Friendship during the second world war.
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LET’S NOT FORGET
THE REAL GENERAL PATTON
THE 10 GENERAL PATTON QUOTES
My top ten have personal meaning to me, touching on various aspects of my personality, experiences, or perspective on life. Some are specific; some are general. And some, like Patton himself, are likely controversial.
1. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”
Perfect is the enemy of good enough. If I think I’ve reached a 90% solution, that’s good enough. I know I can adapt on the fly.
2. “Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.”
Some words speak for themselves. This quote is for all those who choose the easy wrong over the hard right. They know who they are.
3. “One makes plans to fit the circumstances and does not try to create circumstances to fit plans.”
Simply put, the enemy gets a vote. So does the situation. So do the terrain and weather. With that in mind…
4. “Success in war depends on the Golden Rule of War: speed, simplicity, and boldness.”
It’s as basic a formula as you’ll find. Speed, not haste. Simplicity built on fundamentals. And boldness rooted in a willingness to embrace risk and create opportunity.
5. “A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”
Tough, realistic training that taxes the mind and body equally will set the foundation for success in combat. Hard training builds mental and physical “muscle memory” that pays dividends when exhaustion sets in.
6. “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.”
Indecisiveness kills. Command is not for the faint of heart. If you can’t lead and decide, then make way for those who can.
7. “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
Don’t mince words. Speak your mind and stand behind your words. You won’t always be right and you won’t always change minds, but if you speak the truth as you believe it, you’ll always have your self-respect.
8. “Do everything you ask of those you command” and “Do more than is required of you.”
These two maxims go hand-in-glove. They are fundamental to effective leadership and underpin leading by example.
9. “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
To paraphrase Mark Twain, if you surround yourself with people who think like you, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. Don’t let your ego get in the way of allowing divergent thinkers in the room with you. You need them. They will save you from yourself (and the “yes men” around you).
10. “No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”
Never decide in a vacuum. Get up, get out, and get moving. Circle so you have a sense for what’s happening outside your command tent (or your office). Talk to people. Then make the best decision possible with the information available to you.
The General Patton’s next Generation still continues to keep his values and Family military traditions till today
Below: From the Left to the Right – Helen Patton, George Waters-Patton, Richard Patton
THE TESTAMENT OF GENERAL PATTON IT’S STILL ACTUAL TILL TODAY
THE SPIRIT OF THE POLISH-AMERICAN MILITARY FRIENDSHIP IT’S STILL ALIVE
Below: Anna Maria Anders with General Hayes & General Hughes