Speer isn't the only person to take note of the incident. I have read about it being reported in the press, and Eisenhower blowing his top over it. I think your missing the point. This thread is about Patton, and his tactical, and leadership capabilities. It's not about if I like Patton, but yes I really don't think he was a likeable person, it's about his not having magical abilities. It's also about his mental, and emotional stability, which effected his leadership in WWII, and would be more of an issue in the the Korean War. The American Army he would be commanding was weaker, and the political constraints greater. Being 5 years older wouldn't have improved his mental state, or made him a better team player. His problems would've gotten worse not better.He made up lots of crap. "See, even American heroes fraternized with these Nazis that I fraternized with' doesn't seem like a pointless lie.
This doesn't seem like the sort of incontrovertible fact that the OP is forced to accept as gospel truth for timeline purposes, and you are hijacking the thread for a hobby horse. So what if you don't like Patton?