General George Patton had needed nuts and bolts to repair some rusty tanks. The army had none, so he had to order his own from a Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog.
The US Army was smaller than that of Belgium, a nation that could fit inside Maryland.
“We Americans treat our Army like a mangy old dog,” said General Marshall.
“I have seen war on land and sea,” he said about his experience during World War I. “I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen men coughing out their gassed lungs. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. . . . I hate war." ——Roosevelt