Gen. Schwarzkopf

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Gen. Schwarzkopf
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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 2:04pm

General Norman Schwarzkopf passed away yesterday in Tampa, FL from pneumonia.complications.  He was 78.

There are so many articles out there, and I don't remember where I read this, but I thought it was interesting that he really didn't like the "Stormin' Norman" nickname.  I don't know a whole lot about him because I was pretty young when Desert Storm was happening, but I do remember him being a huge figure in the news.  Has anyone read any good biographies on him?  

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/27/us/schwarzkopf-obit/index.html

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Registered: 03-06-1998
Mon, 01-07-2013 - 12:59pm

It's sad.  I had the pleasure of being active dury while he was and he was a great leader.  He commanded respect and easily got it. There should be more like him.