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I Was Patton's Doctor: Reminiscences of Charles B. Odom, M.D.; General Patton?s Personal Physician & Surgical Consultant to Third Army Paperback – November 5, 2010

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Charles M. Province is an authority on the life and career of General George S. Patton, Jr., Third Army, World War II, and military leadership.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 5, 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 152 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1456340743
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1456340742
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.98 x 0.33 x 9.02 inches
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Charles M. Province grew up in a small mining town named Flat River, Missouri and on his Grandpa's farm near Irondale, Missouri.

Following High School, he joined the U.S. Army and learned to wire and operate the ancient "IBM Punch Card Machines" - the precursors to today's computers.

Mr. Province spent many years working for computer manufacturing companies such as DEC, CDC, IBM, and Apple.

He began his newspaper career as an RCA-Spectra70/45 operator for Copley Computer Services, Inc. in Pacific Beach, California. He then moved to Copley Newspaper's Corporate headquarters in La Jolla, California where he was Lead Operator for the DECsystem-10 which ran the Copley Press consolidated services. From there he transferred to the San Diego Union-Tribune publishing plant in San Diego where he worked as Computer Liaison and Desktop Computer Specialist. His career with the Copley Newspaper organization ran for thirty-six years until his retirement in 2005.

While in San Diego, Mr. Province obtained a Computer Science degree and taught Computer Science classes for the San Diego Community College District.

Mr. Province has written and published a number of books on varied subject matter, including General George S. Patton, Jr., the Third Army, the Korean War, World War II, military history, computer science, Missouri history, and autobiographical memoirs. His most recent work concerns his years with the Copley Newspaper Company and a short history of the Copley family.

He is an accomplished actor, author of stage plays, singer, and all-round entertainer. He owns a small publishing house that helps people publish family histories. Mr. Province is available for book readings, lectures, and other entertainment work.

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