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WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.

Schwarzkopf died in Tampa, Florida, where he had lived in retirement, according to a U.S. official, who was not 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 served in his last military assignment in Tampa as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.

Schwarzkopf became "CINC-Centcom" in 1988 and when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait three years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, he commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by then-President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.

At the peak of his postwar national celebrity, Schwarzkopf — a self-proclaimed political independent — rejected suggestions that he run for office, and remained far more private than other generals, although he did serve briefly as a military commentator for NBC.

While focused primarily in his later years on charitable enterprises, he campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2000 but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of Iraq, saying he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and Pentagon predicted. In early 2003 he told the Washington Post the outcome was an unknown:

"What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That's a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan," he said.

Initially Schwarzkopf had endorsed the invasion, saying he was convinced that former Secretary of State Colin Powell had given the United Nations powerful evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. After that proved false, he said decisions to go to war should depend on what U.N. weapons inspectors found.

He seldom spoke up during the conflict, but in late 2004, he sharply criticized then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon for mistakes that included inadequate training for Army reservists sent to Iraq and for erroneous judgments about Iraq.

"In the final analysis I think we are behind schedule. ... I don't think we counted on it turning into jihad (holy war)," he said in an NBC interview.

Schwarzkopf was born Aug. 22, 1934, in Trenton, New Jersey, where his father, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., founder and commander of the New Jersey State Police, was then leading the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnap case, which ended with the arrest and 1936 execution of German-born carpenter Richard Hauptmann for stealing and murdering the famed aviator's infant son.

The elder Schwarzkopf was named Herbert, but when the son was asked what his "H'' stood for, he would reply, "H." Although reputed to be short-tempered with aides and subordinates, he was a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who didn't like "Stormin' Norman" and preferred to be known as "the Bear," a sobriquet given him by troops.

He also was outspoken at times, including when he described Gen. William Westmoreland, the U.S. commander in Vietnam, as "a horse's ass" in an Associated Press interview.

As a teenager Norman accompanied his father to Iran, where the elder Schwarzkopf trained the country's national police force and was an adviser to Reza Pahlavi, the young Shah of Iran.

Young Norman studied there and in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, then followed in his father's footsteps to West Point, graduating in 1956 with an engineering degree. After stints in the U.S. and abroad, he earned a master's degree in engineering at the University of Southern California and later taught missile engineering at West Point.

In 1966 he volunteered for Vietnam and served two tours, first as a U.S. adviser to South Vietnamese paratroops and later as a battalion commander in the U.S. Army's Americal Division. He earned three Silver Stars for valor — including one for saving troops from a minefield — plus a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and three Distinguished Service Medals.

While many career officers left military service embittered by Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was among those who opted to stay and help rebuild the tattered Army into a potent, modernized all-volunteer force.

After Saddam invaded Kuwait in August 1990, Schwarzkopf played a key diplomatic role by helping to persuade Saudi Arabia's King Fahd to allow U.S. and other foreign troops to deploy on Saudi territory as a staging area for the war to come.

On Jan. 17, 1991, a five-month buildup called Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied aircraft attacked Iraqi bases and Baghdad government facilities. The six-week aerial campaign climaxed with a massive ground offensive on Feb. 24-28, routing the Iraqis from Kuwait in 100 hours before U.S. officials called a halt.

Schwarzkopf said afterward he agreed with Bush's decision to stop the war rather than drive to Baghdad to capture Saddam, as his mission had been only to oust the Iraqis from Kuwait.

But in a desert tent meeting with vanquished Iraqi generals, he allowed a key concession on Iraq's use of helicopters, which later backfired by enabling Saddam to crack down more easily on rebellious Shiites and Kurds.

While he later avoided the public second-guessing by academics and think tank experts over the ambiguous outcome of Gulf War I and its impact on Gulf War II, he told the Washington Post in 2003, "You can't help but... with 20/20 hindsight, go back and say, 'Look, had we done something different, we probably wouldn't be facing what we are facing today.'"

After retiring from the Army in 1992, Schwarzkopf wrote a best-selling autobiography, "It Doesn't Take A Hero." Of his Gulf war role, he said, "I like to say I'm not a hero. I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war." He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and honored with decorations from France, Britain, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.

Schwarzkopf was a national spokesman for prostate cancer awareness and for Recovery of the Grizzly Bear, served on the Nature Conservancy board of governors and was active in various charities for chronically ill children.

"I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I'm very proud of that," he once told the AP. "But I've always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I'd like to think I'm a caring human being. ... It's nice to feel that you have a purpose."

Schwarzkopf and his wife, Brenda, had three children: Cynthia, Jessica and Christian.

LOLITA C. BALDOR,Associated Press

RICHARD PYLE,Associated Press


Copyright © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Published in Legacy on Dec. 27, 2012.
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February 12, 2018
God Bless and thank you for being here when we so desperately needed you.God has a special home set aside for you.
April 26, 2017
Rest in peace General Norman Schwarzkopf . Thank you for your service sir.
Greg Psinas
December 28, 2015
He was a treasure for all the fighting forces across the globe. It was a blessing he could walk with us for a while. Valhalla has a place set for Norman. Salute sir.
Denise Simon
December 28, 2015
God Speed Sir - a job well done.
Sandra Voyles
December 23, 2015
My military service was at a earlier date 1960/62.Just seeing you on TV made me proud. We could sure use leaders like you today. May you be blessed now for all you did when you served our Nation.
Sp 4 Ray S.
October 24, 2015
Thank you Sir for all you did for us during the Gulf War. May GOD take you into HIS loving arms and give you peace. May HE give peace to your loved ones. Like you would tell us, keep on marching smartly.

Sincerely,
Lee levin
SSG(P), USA
Medically Retired
Lee Levin
June 3, 2015
Jim Gentry
December 28, 2014
in herzlichem Gedenken
Martina
December 12, 2014
During Desert Storm I was working the port and Class V operations at al Jubayl when General Schwarzkopf came to visit. I have never seen such appreciation and admiration for a commander. And of all the officers I have known, none was as much admired as General Schwarzkopf. His place in history, and in our hearts, is assured.
MSG (R) R
August 11, 2014
Storming Norman, we really need you for our country, now !!!!!!!!!!!!
Carolyn Beck
July 9, 2014
I was a soldier during the Gulf War in the "Sand Box" supporting the 2ACR as a communication specialist team Leader. I never felt more confident when I knew the Bear was in charge I could feel eminent victory which embolden me to be the best at what I did. Thanks Gen. Schwarzkopp. Now I am more confident of the following words: He will render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:4). This was a very brave person who loved life and loved us all by multiple selfless acts during a rich lifetime helping others. Coming in the near future many will reap the rewards of a peaceful new world God has promised. 2 Peter 3:13.
Retired Veteran
July 5, 2014
I was an MP NCO stationed in Mainz FRG in 1980. He was the community commander. I got to speak with him on several occasions. One day he asked me if there was anything he could do for us MP's. I told him we were only issued 1 magazine for our pistols. On Monday when we arrived at the PMO we were issued 3 magazines. I also served as one of his body guards when the Pope was at Finthen Army Air Field in 1980. He was a Great General and I would have followed Him to the gates of hell.
David Ruddell
March 15, 2014
I will miss my commander may the lord bless and may our general take a seat and take command of the forces MANY BLESSINGS AND GREETINGS FROM US ALL OF
JAMES"JINGLES" MURPHYII
February 22, 2014
thanks general for all that you have done for this great nation and may you rest now good and faithful servant.
MARK DOLL
January 14, 2014
Thank you gen. God bless.
Dalton Spingler
August 18, 2013
DANANG, VIETNAM 1966
My respect for your service.

Thomas R. Bostic, USN, Retired, Vietnam Vet
THOMAS BOSTIC
June 3, 2013
know God will Bless You Sir, I Hope will Bless your Familia with Many Fond memories.
Past Cmdr. of Amvets Post#1 Inver Grove Hgts, Mn.Lawrence G. Fischer
May 5, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jon Lowder
May 3, 2013
A Great Leader. I served under his Command during the Gulf War. Keep them all in line at the BIG HOUSE SIR!!!

SGT.Jones
R Jones
March 20, 2013
My grandson graduated from West Point in 2006 and I was so proud to learn that Gen. Schwarzkopf would be there that week and so very proud when he presented the lt. bars and shook his hand. My grandson then ran up to the stands where we sat and said " Here Granny, this is the hand that just shook with the Pres. and the Gen. Schwarzkopf." He knew that I loved and admired the Gen. after reading his book. He had more stars in his crown than he wore on his shoulder. I am sure he is finding his well deserved peace in Heaven.
Marilyn Spreng
March 3, 2013
Rest In peace, General. Thank You For Your Service To Our Country. See You On The Other Side Some Beautiful Day.
Richard Owen
March 1, 2013
He was a legend and a man who could bring out the best in a soldier
David Delancy
February 28, 2013
"Old soldiers never die. They only fade away". Godspeed as Heaven gains a great General. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
Keith Mensing
February 16, 2013
Dear General, you've been my role model since I read your autobiography "It Doesn't Take a Hero". Duty, Honor, Country, Competence, Character, Care & Respect for others became my fixed stars as well. Thank you Sir and rest in peace! May God bless you and your family!!!
Oliver Wang
January 31, 2013
Sorry for the loss of your love one.
God give us a wonderful hope.

John 5:28
D F
January 27, 2013
I am just an American citizen. I didn't serve with the General or anything, but when I heard of his death, I felt the country had lost one of the Best. My heart was broken.He was atrue patriot. My heart is still heavy over his loss and I send my sympathy to the family. The only thing I can say is, it is our great loss, but God's gain at having such a man as Gen. Schwarzkopf to be a part of His kindgom. I know God was happy to Welcome Such a Fine Man. I am heartbroken, but you must be moreso, just know that he truly is in the presence of the Lord. My sympathies to all of the family. Just know, you will be with him again.
Diane Bowley
January 22, 2013
god came and wrap his arms around him and took him home to rest in peace sorry too hear may god bless you all
kim syracuse
January 19, 2013
William Burdette
January 17, 2013
US CENTCOM - Flight Attendant - Coming Home!
He once said to me; "Treat everyone like a 4-star General regardless of Rank." He had a way of making everyone feel special. It was a great honor to have served him during and after the Gulf War. A true Hero!
Carol Green - McLemore, Ret. USAF
January 16, 2013
It ws an honor too have served under him.
May he rest in peace.
Wayne Mathis
January 16, 2013
Love and prayers go out to the family of this much loved and admired patriot. The world was a much better place because of men such as the General. May God comfort the family as only He can.
Dan & Darlene Buckheister
January 15, 2013
The United States has lost a great advocate, a great friend, and a great man. We were all was very sad to learn of his death. This special man will always be remembered by the family of my father who has since passed away, James W. Hicks. To us, "Stormin Norman" was a Gentle Bear who was very well loved. We are so appreciative of his efforts and very grateful to him for his service. May God Bless him in Heaven and reward him for all of his efforts to bring peace to a horrendous world. From our family Bea Hicks and the girls; God Bless you Brenda and your family, we wish for God to be at your side. May your future be bright and happy and know that he is in a wonderful loving environment and well taken care of, in Christ's hands. May God Bless your Entire Family and their future.
Nancey Gorecki
January 12, 2013
My heart is broken. Our General, and the greatest hero of our time has passed, never to be replaced. I'm a calligrapher & during the end of the Gulf War I lettered the General's favorite song "I'm Proud to be an American", framed it and sent it to him. He responded within three days & said he would find a prominent place in his home for it. Everytime I hear this song I will always think of the General. It is who he was. My sincere condolences to his wife, children and the rest of his family. He will never be forgotten. God Bless.
Ethel Ladd
January 9, 2013
Brenda,
Our prayers are with you and your children during this difficult time. Norm was a great boss and mentor but an even better friend. I will always remember our fishing hunting and skiing adventures in Alaska and Virginia. You always knew where you stood with your husband and what he was going to love or hate. If it was good for the troops he was always on board.
We will miss him.

Tom and Lucy Fields
Harold T Fields
January 8, 2013
You will be missed by ALL who served in the Army during Vietnam & Desert Storm. Your family's loss is also a loss to ALL Amry familes and our nation. God speed and keep on smiling in heaven. During OEF/OIF I served under GEN Franks as the HQ CMDT. Thanks for serving 35 years in the Army. May you rest in peace at Arlington.
COL Jim Mang
January 7, 2013
America has lost a great patriot son for whom I have DEEP RESPECT! Fair winds and following seas General. It was a high honor to serve under such a GREAT MAN!
David W. Dextradeur, PH1 (NAC/DV) U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 6, 2013
Brenda, I just finished speaking with you on the phone. Karen and I called to see how you were holding up. We love You and The General and will miss him so very much. Our friendship is 21 years old and we always so looked forward to visiting with You and The General around Christmas every year. Our visit next year just won't be the same without Him there. I am posting a picture from a few years ago of You and The General when Leo decided that he wanted to be in the picture. It is wonderful to see You Both holding each other and laughing because Leo decided that this picture was not going to happen without him being in it. Karen and I Love you and will see you soon. Much Love And Respect Vinnie and Karen.
Vinnie Tripodi
January 5, 2013
Missions Accomplished and Jobs Well Done... Present, Arms to you General!
S. I. Drake
January 5, 2013
Dear Brenda and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of this great man, husband, father, and military leader. Thank you for the countless sacrifices that you had to make over the years as a military family. It was our pleasure to have known you and an honor to have served in Vietnam, Germany, and the Pentagon with such an inspiring mentor of soldiers. A grateful nation mourns with you. May the many memories and friends continue to ease your sadness, and may God's love and blessings embrace you always.
Paul and Priscilla Cullinane
January 4, 2013
To be said also of this true warrior, God speed~
Psalm 144:1-2
Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
Rodney Rorex
January 4, 2013
May God keep you under his wing. You are One Great man! God Bless you General.....
C G
January 4, 2013
Gen. Schwarzkopf must be remembered for his admorable leadership, serving this countries values. His family is in my prayers as I know he is now with God.
Sean Beauhaire
January 4, 2013
A great general . RIP
Eileen Woodsmall
January 4, 2013
We lost a "Great Leader/American" and like our POW/MIA's, you will never be forgotten. I'am also a Vietnam Vet and looking forward to serving with you again. God Bless your family and I wish you all the very best.

Ward (Trip) Triplett
TSgt USAF
Ward Triplett
January 4, 2013
Over 700 have signed your guest book...that shows what amazing man, & excellent leader... Not one person has anything bad to say about Stormin Norman...Your family members are very lucky took have such a wonderful man in there lives, your family know what an honor it is too be kin too such a powerful man ...I know your families memories will help them with there grief...R.I.P. Mrs.Schwarzkopf...Job well done...<3...Thank you for taking care of bussiness and loving what you were doing...Loving your Country... Many many thanks too you & your family for sharing you with the world... Rest on that mountain DEAR MAN you soooo deserve it... You touched a lot of ? in your time, thats for sure...Thanks you BEST GENERAL in the world... Forever the Best...
Richard & Teresa Hayes
January 3, 2013
Thank you sir for being one of the best Post Commanding Generals of Ft. Lewis! Bears live on
Collins Bailey
January 3, 2013
Dear Schwarzkopf and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless him and his family.
Vasilios Emmanuel Glimidakis
January 3, 2013
Thank you for your service to our country, my you rest in peace
Karen Cornwell
January 3, 2013
TO THE FAMILY OF GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON YOUR LOSS. HE WAS A GREAT MAN. MAY YOU HOLD ON TO YOUR MEMMORIES AND REMEMBER HE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU IN SPIRIT MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.
MARY HOLMES
January 3, 2013
A wonderful man and leader. I respected his military career and patriotism. He will be greatly missed.
Deana Ortega
January 2, 2013
SOME WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF VALLEY FORGE
REST IN PEACE.
LUD HARVEY
January 2, 2013
We have lost a great world leader and good friend to all. Big bear gentle giant ,GENERAL SCHWARZOPF was a true american hero in more ways. REST IN PEACE my friend! Thank u for the memories u have giving us over the years! GOD BLESS OUR GREAT COUNTRY NOW + forever more!!
Patricia Bushee
January 2, 2013
I served with you..and it was an honor. Your leadership meant something great---you helped saved lives, always cared for the troops and families... that was uncommon in times of war. Thank you General Schwarzkoph and rest in peace. You were a great military stategist and always took time to be a Soldier's Soldier. Col Don Howell
January 2, 2013
john luna
January 2, 2013
It was an honor serving with you you will be missed. RIP
Ronald Martelly Sergeant Major USA Ret
January 2, 2013
What a great General. You will be missed

DCSOPS 3E648
Eugene Simpson
January 1, 2013
The world is saddened by the sudden lose of a great military leader.General Schwarzkopf ranks with the greatest
Generals we have known,Eisenhower,MacArthur,Patton etc.
Rest in Peace Sir. A job well done.
"A LIFE THAT TOUCHES THE HEARTS OF OTHERS WILL GO ON FOR EVER"
JOHN O. GOFF
January 1, 2013
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE JOB WELL DONE
CURRENCE BILLIE J SGM USA RET.
Billie Currence
January 1, 2013
My favorite General over all the Marine Generals' i ever served under.We marines loved you and what you stood for.We will be lost with out you.Rest in God's peace.USMC (ret.)
Roy Mullins
January 1, 2013
Rest in Peace... God bless you and your family.
Sondae
January 1, 2013
Our prayers go out to the General's family. So sorry for your loss
Henry Dixon
January 1, 2013
RIP General
Jerry Folckemer
January 1, 2013
Receiving the Bronze Star from the man himself.
I had the distinct honor of serving as a CINC Communicator for General Schwartzkopf, and he once called me his hero for fixing his daughters Neon Telephone, when he brought it to me in pieces after he tried to fix it. LOL Well Sir, you are the true American Hero, and it was a privlege and utmost honer to have worked side by side with you those years we traveled all over the world. Brenda, My sympathies to you and your family. You are one of the most kindest woman I know, you would celebrate the birthdays of those on our team, and we felt like family. God bless you all and RIP Sir, God has callen on you to be his General against evil.
Randy Dunaway
January 1, 2013
To the Schwarzkopf family.
My sincere condolences for your loss. I didn't know the General. But, I have a friend who served under him. God Bless all of you, now and always.
Evelyn Siegel
January 1, 2013
R.I.P. Stormin Norman, job well done, you will be missed. Prayers out to the family.
January 1, 2013
May God give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time. Thank you General for protecting our Country and unselfish dedication to The United States of America, you will never be forgotten.
Rhonda Rogers
January 1, 2013
My condolences to Mrs. Schwarzkopf and your children and other family members as you seek to grieve and find comfort.
Matthew 5:4
Frances Gathright, widow
January 1, 2013
A true patriot, hero and gentleman. Looking back at my father's military photos, I was thankful he served his country in WWII. I am just as thankful to you for protecting our troops and country during my lifetime. You made a deep impact on my life.. and will be greatly missed. Our loss is heaven's gain.
J Flynn
January 1, 2013
To the Schwarzkopf family, my deepest condolence. I served the General in Desert Storm, I would loved him as my commander, as a honorable man and patriot. I still have the recorded message from Brenda, on behalf of the General to me about signing my book. He didn't have the chance to call but felt it important enough to have hiis wife personally call me. Truely a chivalrous and great man. Thank you General, and thank you to your family for thier support. Your will be missed, and remembered always. If you lead, I will follow you anywhere.
CPL R.E. Philpotts 82nd ABN DIV, MP
January 1, 2013
One of the greatest military leaders in the history of the USA. My condolences to his family, the US Army, the US Military and the USA. Rest in Peace...Sir!

J Larsen, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)
Larsen
January 1, 2013
Thanks you so much for all your hard work in protecting this country.May God bless t his family.
Sharon Gilfillan
January 1, 2013
I made the honest mistake of calling him "The Bear" when introduced to him during Desert Shield. He just laughed and asked "So what do they call you?" He was very fond of the enlisted ranks and took every effort to visit and encourage them.
From a "Redhawk" to a Brave Warrior...Gods Speed til we rendevous in Heaven.
"Q-tip" A Co. 3/24 Redhawks
Robert Hawn
January 1, 2013
Thank you for all that you have done to help protect this country. I am very grateful and I know you will still do so from spirit. May God bless and comfort this family always.
Christine Brinson
January 1, 2013
God Bless and keep you Stormin' Norman Hooah!!! Army Mom, 2003 - 2012
Ann Stockum
January 1, 2013
Rest now brave warrior.
A & R Rozakis
January 1, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Connie & Phillip Harris
January 1, 2013
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you that are the most precious.

By Lamaretta Simmons
Linda Morgan
January 1, 2013
General: You are a True Hero. Thank you so much for your dedication, service, selflessness, & caring to protect this USA. You will always be a role model to everyone who truly love the USA. May God Bless your family and You. My Thanks to your family for giving us the opportunity to appreciate his legend. RIP Sir You deserve the best.
Margo
January 1, 2013
He was truly a remarkable man and blessing to us all. The world is a better place because of you. You served your country with dignity and honor. God bless you and your family. My gratitude to them for their willingness to share you with us all. Rest in peace Sir.
Charlene LaBarre
January 1, 2013
I'm an enlisted retiree who served with General Schwarzkopf during the Gulf War and I can truly sayhe was a true man on integrity and valor. My prayers go out to the entire family.
Rose Smith
January 1, 2013
Rest in peace General. You were a truly remarkable man and blessing to this county. The world is a better place because of you. My sympathy to your family and gratitude to them gor sharing you with us. I'm sure they gave up much for you to serve your country. God bless them. And may God hold you in his arms. You can rest now SIr.
Charlene LaBarre
December 31, 2012
A great general has left.May he rest in peace. God Bless his Family.
Debbie Blackwelll
December 31, 2012
Thank you General for your dedication and service to our country. My son, a graduate of West Point, as we're you served under you in Dessert Storm....his respect and admiration for you remains unwavering....you will always be his role model... May God bless your soul and grant your family peace...
Rosemarie Emmi
December 31, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy goes to the family of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Prayers are being sent to you to give you strength through his sudden loss. He was a true American HERO and will be greatly missed. He was known as my teddy bear whenever he was on TV. RIP General.
Bev Muzeroll
December 31, 2012
A great general has left us for a better place. May he rest in peace. God bless his wife, Brenda and fammily.
Marie Dominguez
December 31, 2012
We've lost a true American hero. Many thanks to his family for sharing a legend with us all!
KW NOWELL, Azle, tX
December 31, 2012
Thank you General for serving our Country. May you rest in the loving arms of our Lord.
Terry Plett
December 31, 2012
I am ttruly saddened of the death of such a Great American HERO. They don't make them like that anymore. God Speed My General. Do keep a place open for the veterans that will follow you.
PAXSON PAYNE
December 31, 2012
Miss Brenda & Family, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Edna K. Barfield, YN1, USN Reserve (Ret) Trenton, NC
December 31, 2012
RIP General, A great American hero. God Bless You for serving your country
Bobby Downs
December 31, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 31, 2012
The Bear was a Great General who proudly served his country. He ranks up there with the past great generals in history. RIP Bear, you have earned it.
Edie Sommer
December 31, 2012
AMERICANS LOST A GREAT MAN.RIP SIR.
December 31, 2012
RIP BEAR
December 31, 2012
RIP Sir thank you for so many things.
Darrell (Mac) MacChamber
December 31, 2012
Our country mourns the loss of one its defenders. let it be know this family knows freedom is not free and is thankful for the contribution made by such an outstanding individual.
Martinez Family
December 31, 2012
A great man he serviced us well. Rest in peace.
Don & Marlene
December 31, 2012
Thank you from a grateful nation.
Andrea Jankovich
December 31, 2012
TRUE PATRIOT!! RIP
Pat Cornett
December 31, 2012
he will truly be missed he was a great man.
jason dixon
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