George Smith Patton Junior, called "Georgie" by his family attended the Stephen Cutter Clark Classical School for Boys in Pasadena, California. He attended from 1897-1903.
After attending school near his home, he left to attend the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where several members of his family had attended. Patton really wanted to go to West Point but was not accepted at first.
1909 - 1917
Punitive Expedition into Mexico 1916-1917
A Mexican national threatened to kill US citizens that lived just across the border in Mexico. After the threats, the Mexicans crossed into the United States and killed people. The US Army sent a Punitive Expedition into Mexico to conduct patrols for the safety of the Americans that lived there. LT Patton went on a patrol and became an American hero.