We invite you to invite us to your event. We are group of historians who bring history
alive by our 1st person impression of General George S. Patton Jr. and his Third Army
Headquarters. There is no better way to learn history and spice up an event than meeting
General Patton and reliving history though the displays and living history exhibits of
third army and it's headquarters. We have painstakingly recreated the immediate field
headquarters that surrounded General Patton in Europe as he "toured Europe with an Army"
from July of 1944 till Wars end in 1945.
Lucky Forward was Patton's own name for his famous Third Army Headquarters and from July
of 1944 through the end of the War, there was no better example America's leadership or
fighting ability than that exhibited through the fighting spirit of the brave men that
comprised the United States Third Army.
Set in the realism of Camo netting and uniformed personnel, and exact duplication of his
famed mobile headquarters, command staff and the surrounding equipment is brought to the
public in an arena of different exhibits set up as it once was, somewhere in Europe.
From France, through, Luxemburg Belgium and into German, Lucky Forward punched forward
to liberate Europe from the Nazi's.
The part of General Patton is played by Denny Hair who has been honored to have been
able to play him since 1984 in movies, plays, re-enactments, active duty military basis,
veteran reunions, parades, company parties, motivational speeches, museums, city state
and federal governmental agencies and even musicals. Denny has recreated Patton's entire
wardrobe and gotten deep into the head of Patton. You don't just meet someone paying a
part but you get a keen insight to the man and who he really was. Denny has studied him
for 30 years and read just about everything ever written about him. He has taken the
time to interview those who actually knew him.
Recently at the 90th Division's 90th Reunion he represented Patton to the men who served
under him. They said after the performance, " the audience was mesmerized and appeared in
temporary shock. Not a sound was heard from the audience-as though they were holding
their breath so as not to upset the general. The accuracy and intensity of your
presentation re-enforced just how much in awe our WWII soldiers still are of General
George S. Patton!
We heard only high praise from the attendees for not only your "show", but also for the
way in which you made your appearance. You surely could tell later that evening and the
next day just how much they all enjoyed by the steady flow of individuals to talk with
you, and generally engage you in animated conversation. You were the hit of the
"re-union", and exceeded our high expectations for your presentations.
Helen Patton, granddaughter of General Patton and the daughter of his son said, You're
like my father and grandfather all rolled up in one, I have never seen a presentation
done as well or honoring the memory of my grand father as you presented! She invited our
whole show to come to Germany where she now lives and play for her foundation.
In September of 2010, George Patton Waters, Grandson of General Patton appeared with Denny at the
6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Ogelthorpe Georgia. There they shared a stage and told of the history
of the General Patton Family and Third Army. It was winning combination.
(News Paper Article of Event)
Headquarters 3rd Army Staff
There is more to the show than the General!
6th Cavalry Museum Fort Ogelthorpe Georgia
The Third Army Living Historians
Denny Hair, Commanding Officer Appears as General George S. Patton Jr.
Carlos Manning Chief of Staff for the Patton Third Army productions
Appears as: Col. Oscar Kotch 3rd Army G2 Intelligence Officer.
Col Raymond Marino, Deputy Chief of Staff; International and National OP Director
Appears as: Col. Charles Codman, Aide de Camp to General Patton
Major Homer Thomas Appears as Major Alexander Stiller, Aide de Camp to General Patton HQ Staff
Gen. Ken Rose Appears as Major General Maurice Rose, 3rd Armored Division commander.
Capt. Will Bickers, personal guard to the General HQ Staff
MP Capt. Alan Jones, MP Battalion Commander, International and National Staff
MP.Sgt Mike Sabota Military Police Detail HQ Staff
MP TSGT. Brian Quillian, HQ Staff
MP Pfc Brian Hart HQ Staff
Mp Pfc Robert Collins
MP Lt. Kaleb Beaver, 3rd Army MP HQ Staff
MP Pfc. George Lindsey, Military Police, HQ Staff
MSgt. Michael Maloney, Appears as MSgt. Mims Personal Driver to General Patton
Lt. Karie Hubnik, 3rd Army Signal Corps WAC Head of Photographic Services, HQ Staff
Lt. Ann Rick, 3rd Army Signal Corps, Photographic Services, HQ National Staff
Capt. Robert E. Singer, HQ Artillery Section
Sgt. Matt Rayson, Medical Detachment 3rd Army
Col. Ken Stewart appears as 3rd Army Chaplain Colonel James K. O'Neill
Pvt. Hugh Hall HQ Medical Detachment
Tyra Sorrels MP Detachment/HQ Signal Corps
Bill White HQ Signal Corps
Dan Vreeland HQ Signal Corps
Wille Whiffle Patton's beloved English Bull Terrier
Col. James O'Neill (Col. Ken Stewart) Blesses the Troops at Museum of the American GI 2011
National Staff at Highland Indiana 2010
On Memorial Day Weekend 2011, The Third Army Living Historians were invited to perform at the General Patton Muserum of Leadership Fort Knox Kentucky. It was a honor to portray General Patton and his Third Army at The Patton Museum.
The Patton Show
The Patton and Third Army Show considers itself a support organization for those who
invite us to participate and perform. We are not a politically based organization nor
to we have any political affiliations.
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