28 December 2012

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Passes On

The ground commander from Gulf I, the great bear whose press conference was the most entertaining moment of 1991, Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf has died.

Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.
Schwarzkopf died in Tampa, Fla., where he had lived in retirement, according to a U.S. official, who was not authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
h/t Doctrine Man

By: Brant

1 comment:

Pete Maidhof said...

Thanks for the memories General. May you have fair winds and following seas.