RIP Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (1934-2012)
by Husky Lover ( 14 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Special Report at December 27th, 2012 - 10:41 pm
Very sad news today. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf who commanded Coalition forces during Gulf War I died today.
WASHINGTON – Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for his popular “Stormin’ Norman” nickname.
The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander’s reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 from complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: “The Bear.”
That one perhaps suited him better later in his life, when he supported various national causes and children’s charities while eschewing the spotlight and resisting efforts to draft him to run for political office.
Very sad news indeed. He was a true patriot who served his nation.
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