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Thursday, December 27, 2012

RIP

 General Schwarzkopf


Schwarzkopf, sometimes called "Stormin' Norman" because of his temper, actually led Republican administrations to two military victories: a small one in Grenada in the 1980s and a big one as de facto commander of allied forces in the Gulf War in 1991.
"'Stormin' Norman' led the coalition forces to victory, ejecting the Iraqi Army from Kuwait and restoring the rightful government," read a statement by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War. "His leadership not only inspired his troops, but also inspired the nation."  Link

3 comments:

  1. I loved that man and his persona. According to his daughter as she gave one of the eulogies, he was a damn good dad too.

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    1. I feel that we are losing people of this caliber and there is no one to replace them.

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  2. His response to a "reporter's" question about the accuracy of carpet bombing sticks in my my mind to this day. "It's highly accurate, 100% of them hit the ground."
    Godspeed Norman.

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