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Patton's Manservant?

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by AKA, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. AKA


    Mar 19, 2001
    Portland OR
    Patton’s Manservant?

    While watching the movie “Patton” I began to wonder if Patton or all high ranking officers had servants and if they did were the servants members of the armed forces?

    I seem to recall mention of the navy using large numbers of Filipinos as aides or servants?

    Was this SOP during WW11? If so, when did this practice stop? When I was in the army (1959-1962) RHIP (rank hath it’s privileges) still held sway.

    Just curious if anyone here knows the answer or where I might look for more info on this.


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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    They still do to a point. They have their own cooks, drivers, gophers, etc.

  3. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003
    Still there, and it's not a bad idea.

    Even the 4-star only has 24 hours in a day. I'd rather have the boss use his time to slap staff weenies into line, or work the bus out of the next battle plan, instead of folding his socks and pressing his blouse.
  4. GraveroberA1


    Apr 14, 2005
    Arizona, USA