Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 7812/28/2012
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday at age 78, according to a U.S. official. Schwarzkopf, a highly decorated Vietnam vet, was the commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command during the first Gulf War and was in charge of the U.S.-led coalition that expelled Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait in 1991. Known for his explosive temper, the four-star general was nicknamed "Stormin' Norman" by the press during Operation Desert Storm, though he reportedly preferred the moniker given to him by his troops: "The Bear." Schwarzkopf retired from active duty in August 1991 and moved to Tampa, Fla., where he lived for the rest of his life. He and his wife, Brenda, had been married since 1968 and had three children. [Source]
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