BREAKING NEWS: AP is Reporting that Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dead at 78. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BREAKING NEWS:  The Associated Press is reporting retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. He was 78 years old. Gen. Schwarzkopf served as commander of the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991. Schwarzkopf, widely known as “Stormin Norman” because of his explosive temper, was a decorated soldier, having served in Vietnam. His last military assignment was as commander of U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla.

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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  1. Barky December 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    What a shame. A great guy, smart, realistic, just the guy we needed in that position during the first Persian Gulf war. I hope he went peacefully.

  2. KP December 28, 2012 at 1:37 am

    An amazing man. Mensa, West Point, USC masters (mechanical engineering), attended Army War College; and a legit Vietnam hero long before he was a household name. Peace.

  3. slamfu December 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

    A great man and a noble reminder of a bygone era. Rest in peace General and thank you for your service to your country.