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    Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf, of Operation Desert Storm fame, dead at 78

    AP Source: Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf dies
    WASHINGTON (AP) A 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.

    The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn't 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.

    He lived in retirement in Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command. That is the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.

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    Rest in Peace and thank you for your service to our country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Rest in Peace and thank you for your service to our country.
    Amen, Kat.

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    Guardian obit: General Norman Schwarzkopf

    from it:
    "I hate war. Absolutely I hate war," he said in a 1992 interview. "Good generalship is the realisation that you've got to figure out how to accomplish your mission with the minimum loss of human life."

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    RIP Stormin' Norman
    England's dancing days are done...



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