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Old 10 August 2007, 07:34 PM
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Military Patton wants Aggies!

Comment: Did General George Patton actually say "Give me an army of West
Point graduates and I'll win a battle. Give me a handful of Texas Aggies
and I'll win the war"?
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Old 10 August 2007, 08:27 PM
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What the hell is an Aggie.
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Old 10 August 2007, 09:44 PM
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What the hell is an Aggie.
An Aggie.

P.S. The above icon is only intended as friendly ribbing of a rival; my allegiance should be obvious to anyone familiar with the Big XII.
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Old 10 August 2007, 09:45 PM
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What the hell is an Aggie.
Usually it means a student or graduate of Texas A&M University (at one time the "A&M" meant "Agricultural and Mechanical," hence the appellation).

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As a senior military college, Texas A&M, is one of three public universities with a full-time, volunteer Corps of Cadets. It provides more commissioned officers to the United States Armed Forces than any other school outside of the service academies.
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Old 10 August 2007, 09:55 PM
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Round here we call them "aggy". aggy really hates that.
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Old 11 August 2007, 03:55 PM
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This blogger could not find a source for it and noted "Mike Province, founder and president of The Patton Society calls this an urban legend."-- “Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I’ll win a war!”

The Batt ("The Independent Student Voice of Texas A&M since 1893") further quotes Province
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Mike Province, however, isn't so sure that Patton ever uttered the words. As founder and president of The Patton Society, Province owns every General Patton book, magazine, movie, poster and voice recording in existence. He has penned three Patton books of his own, and he estimates that his collection of Patton memorabilia is the second largest in the world, only behind that of the Patton family themselves.

"I've gotten e-mails and questions regarding that quote for several years," Province said. "People will use it with Texas Aggies, The Citadel, Virginia Military Institute and even Clemson. All of these schools want to be linked to Patton."

Province has hunted specifically for the quotation for years, but has yet to uncover any evidence connecting it to Patton.

"I've even gone to the Library of Congress and looked through the Patton Papers when they were released in 1990," Province said. "I've yet to see that statement written down with any specific date or time."

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Old 11 August 2007, 04:28 PM
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They do have an extraordinary marching band. I'm sure that would help.
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Old 13 August 2007, 06:02 PM
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Oh, piddle. You do the same routine every game for 30 or 40 years, you ought to have it down, no? I was impressed at first, but after 100 viewings or so, it looses it's flash.

(Did I mention that I got my UT season ticket in the mail today?)
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