Thursday, December 27, 2012

RIP: General Norman Schwarzkopf, Dead at 78

General Norman Schwarzkopf
Dec. 27, 2012 - Another great American has passed away. 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," reports FoxNews.

Schwarzkopf, also known as "Stormin' Norman," The "U.S. official" was not authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Read more about Gen. Schwarzkopf, including his background, at NPR
  • Read an excellent history of the 1991-1992 Iraq conflict by the general at Frontline's Oral History at PBS
  • Video: Gen. Schwarzkopf describes the victory of Desert Storm with added combat footage (below).