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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns a shot to Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns a shot to Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Kristina Mladenovic, of France, returns a shot against Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Kristina Mladenovic, of France, returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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School children, wrapped in blankets, wait nearby their high school in Grasse, southern France, after a 16-year-old student opened fire, wounding two other students and the principal trying to intervene, Thursday, March 16, 2017. French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem says the shooting in a high school appears to be the "insane act of a fragile young man fascinated by weapons." (AP Photo/Philippe Farjon)

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Gen. George S. Patton (November 11, 1885 December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded while leading tanks into combat near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving in numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the 2nd Armored Division at the time of the American entry into World War II. Patton led U.S. troops into the Mediterranean theater with an invasion of Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942, where he later established himself as an effective commander through his rapid rehabilitation of the demoralized U.S. II Corps. He commanded the U.S. Seventh Army during the Allied invasion of Sicily, where he was the first Allied commander to reach Messina. There he was embroiled in controversy after he slapped two shell-shocked soldiers under his command, and was temporarily removed from battlefield command for other duties such as participating in Operation Fortitude's disinformation campaign for Operation Overlord. Patton returned to command the Third Army following the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, where he led a highly successful rapid armored drive across France. He led the relief of beleaguered American troops at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and advanced his Third Army into Nazi Germany by the end of the war. (AP Photo/

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Angelique Kerber, of Germany, reacts after beating Pauline Parmentier, of France, during the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Angelique Kerber, of Germany, serves to Pauline Parmentier, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Pauline Parmentier, of France, returns a shot to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns a shot to Pauline Parmentier, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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France's Sarah Bouhaddi (16) cannot stop a shot by England's Jordan Nobbs as Amandine Henry (6) and Laura Georges (4) look on during the first half of a SheBelives Cup women's soccer match, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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England's Jill Scott (18) and France's Claire Lavogez (11) vie for the ball during the first half of a SheBelives Cup women's soccer match, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech as he visits the Disneyland Paris theme parks in Marne-la-Vallee, north of Paris, Saturday Feb.25, 2017. French President Francois Hollande visits Disneyland Paris to mark its 25th anniversary, as Europe's most popular tourist attraction struggles with long-running financial challenges. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool photo via AP)

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Dallas Stars' Antoine Roussel, right, of France, gets tangled up in a scrum including Minnesota Wild's Christian Folin, left of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen waves as she arrives to pay homage to the 86 victims of an attack last year, Monday Feb. 13, 2017, in Nice, southern France. Le Pen is zeroing in on two of her top priorities, security and immigration, in a visit to southeastern France. (AP Photo/Christian Alminana) ** FILE **

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In this image taken from video, rescue personnel work at the site of an avalanche at Lavachet Wall in Tignes, France Monday Feb. 13, 2017. French rescue workers say a number of skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps near the resort of Tignes with others being pulled out of the snow with shovels. (AP Photo)

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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, loses his stick while blocking a shot as defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and Dallas Stars left wing Antoine Roussel (21), of France, close in during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Illustration on antiterrorist measures in France by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), of Russia, makes a blocker save as Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek (62), of France, and Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman (6), of Sweden, look for a rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, Nice's Mario Balotelli controls the ball during the Europa League group I soccer match between OGC Nice and FC Salzburg, at the Nice stadium, southeastern France. Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura says he will talk to forward Mario Balotelli before the Azzurri's next set of matches in March. Balotelli has revived his career in France, scoring eight goals in as many matches for Nice, but has not played for Italy since the 2014 World Cup. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)