Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78

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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78


Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the blunt, bulldog-like commander of U.S.-led coalition forces in the first Persian Gulf War, died Thursday in Florida. He was 78. Schwarzkopf died after a long illness at his home in Tampa, where he lived in retirement, a senior defense official told NBC News. Schwarzkopf, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran who rose quickly through the Army's ranks during the 1970s and '80s, drew up the initial plans for the successful U.S.-led ejection of Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait, which Iraq invaded in 1990. He then became famous for his pointed and inventive language during the almost-daily televised briefings he gave reporters as commander of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, invariably clad in desert camouflage, which he is credited with introducing.


RIP

Too bad he never got the respect he really deserved.




posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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RIP Stormin Norman, you were something else....

Just saw this story OP, you barely beat me to it...



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Was it Norman S. who ordered the retreating Iraqi convoy bombed from the air, or was that an order that came from "higher up" in the Pentagon or White House? I just remember the horrific scenes of mile after mile of cars, trucks and buses of soldiers leaving Kuwait, all bombed and burnt after being caught in the open.
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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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