Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf
August 22, 1934 ~ December 27, 2012
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. Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla.
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.
Former President George H. W. Bush, who is hospitalized, said the general was a "true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation."
December 31, 2012, 10:18 pm-
General Schwarzkopf was the greatest Army Commander since General George Patton. They are no doubt having a lot to talk about in Heaven about their Army careers. Gen. Schwarzkopf was a great person, a great Soldier, and no doubt a great family man. The United States has lost a wonderful example of an AMERICAN. GOD SPEED General!! God bless the family.
- Ron Thurman, US Army, Retired
December 28, 2012, 10:15 pm-
He was my Division Commander at Ft. Stewart, Ga. a leader who gave respect to his troops, and was respected by his troops. This world has lost a great leader. but our loss, is heavens gain. To his wonderful family, I am deeply saddend by your loss. may the comfort of the Lord be with you always.
- Ricky Kimery U.S. Army 1976-1990
December 28, 2012, 10:07 pm-
Brenda and family: we join the rest of the Army and the nation in expressing our sincerest condolences. It's been many years since our time together at Ft Stewart, but we have many fond memories of you both.
May God Bless you all and receive his soul!
'gus' and Kathy Ortiz
- Agustin Ortiz, LTC, USA-ret