‘Stormin-Norman’ dead at 78.
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, Florida, 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.
A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.
Sadly, the General is the last of a dying breed... Men of honor, courage, and haters of being Politically Correct.
"You will be dearly missed General by a grateful nation."
Rest in peace - a great man.
This is so sad to see another great man die. He was a leader and honorable. Now we have Franks left and that's about it. Honorable men with scruples and pride and a love for our country. (unlike another general that is left and we know why he was chosen for govt. position, then he betrayed. And this is not Petrais.) Norman Olsson: you are so right. Nice written piece. Thank you Gen. Swarzkopf for your service and your belief in our country.
He was a great general, and a good man!