General Stormin Norman Schwarzkopf has died at 78

General Stormin Norman Schwarzkopf has died

Stormin_NorminA U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

via Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies.

Schwarzkopf was 78 years old. He was a West Point graduate who served the Vietnam war and rose up the ranks in the Army.

He was promoted to general and appointed to lead U.S. Central Command in 1988. Schwarzkopf retired in 1991 and brushed off calls that he run for political office.

The general had been married to his wife, Brenda, since 1968. They have three children. via The PJ Tatler

White House Statement on Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf

With the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf, we’ve lost an American original. From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of United States Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the country and Army he loved. Our prayers are with the Schwarzkopf family, who tonight can know that his legacy will endure in a nation that is more secure because of his patriotic service.

George H.W. Bush releases statement on the passing of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

“Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. A distinguished member of that Long Gray Line hailing from West Point, General Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the ‘duty, service, country’ creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great Nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend. Barbara and I send our condolences to his wife Brenda and his wonderful family.”

via khou.com Houston.

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