Great Meadow Polo Club Presents the Patton -- Puller Memorial Army/Marine Polo Match Sponsored by Lincoln Group

Generals Patton and Puller are two of the most famous American combat leaders of the 20th century and popularly viewed as representing the pinnacle of military spirit. Not so well known, is the fact that both were also polo players and leaders of their respective service teams.

Generals Patton and Puller are two of the most famous American combat leaders of the 20th century and popularly viewed as representing the pinnacle of military spirit. Not so well known, is the fact that both were also polo players and leaders of their respective service teams.

Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. started his polo career while a cadet at West Point, was an accomplished as well as aggressive player and captained US Army teams in the United States, Hawaii and the Philippines for a quarter of a century.

Lt. Gen. “Chesty” Puller was a member of the mounted “Horse Marines” color guard of the US Peking legation in China during the mid-1930s and captained the US Marine polo team playing in international competitions.

Although there is no record of Patton and Puller playing against each other, Great Meadow Polo Club holds the annual Memorial polo match between active and veteran members of the US Army and Marine Corps to honor the contribution of these two great warriors to the country and the sport of polo, as well as symbolize Virginia’s equestrian community military appreciation.

Military Appreciation Night SATURDAY … 6 August 2005

6:30pm gates open

7:00pm army/marine Military Match

8:30pm Professional Game

FREE admission for ALL service personnel, their families and guests
(please show Active, Reserve or Retired Military/Pentagon ID at the Gate)

Bring your own picnic & favorite beverages along!

Great Meadow Equestrian & Field Events Center is the Home of the Virginia Gold Cup in The Plains, Virginia, 40 minutes west of the Capitol Beltway on Interstate 66, take exit 31, turn left on Old Tavern Rd. for 2 miles, enter Polo Gate #2.

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Source :  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/8/prweb269477.htm