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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War, dies

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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War, dies

Published December 27, 2012

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – 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.

The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn't authorized to release the

information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.

He lived in retirement in Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command.

That is the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.

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AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | December 27, 2012 | Updated: December 27, 2012 6:28pm

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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1991 file photo, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands at ease with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Schwarzkopf died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. Photo: Bob Daugherty / AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn't authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.

He lived in retirement in Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command. That is the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.

http://www.chron.com/news/article/AP-source-Retired-Gen-Norman-Schwarzkopf-dies-4150137.php#photo-3952285

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Granny you beat me posting this sad news by a couple minutes.

Could you delete my posting please.

Thank you.

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'Ol Sarge loved this man. Their careers crossed paths often.

Years ago, when golfing at Cheval, if The General was out in his back yard,

'Ol Sarge would hit an intentional errant shot over there so the two could talk together.

Interesting conversations -- every time.

Now we'll be missing them both. :(

Our condolences to his family,

and our eternal gratitude

for exceptional service to God & Country.

Sarge's Gals Salute You, Sir... :salute: :salute: :salute:

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Norman Schwarzkopf served our country well. I respect him. He was a great leader in the US military. Our General is at peace, now. Thanks for the post Granny!

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