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John Fleming and Kevin McKernan: Gentleman, I am pleased to inform you that due to progress, the Patton statue has been moved from in front of the OLD library. A new library has been built and the old one has been linked with Bartlett Hall to form a newly modernized science building for the cadets.
As for Patton not using the library---granted, he was not the best of students. In fact, after failing math, he had to retest to get back into the academy and after passing the test he was readmitted but recycled to the next class behind his (1909). I had the pleasure of rooming my Plebe year (Freshman) with the grandson of a general who tutored Patton in Math while they were both cadets WAY back in the day.
Regards, GI Joe P, LaSalle High, '65, West Point, '71, LaSalle University, '89
PS The academy term for left-back or recycled to the next class is called "turned-back".