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GEN Norman Schwarzkoph Has Died  
User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Noe details...breaking news; RIP Regards...jack

all best; jack
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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2226 times:


Here is an article. RIP to the man. He was a GREAT General. I admired the guy for his tough attitude and great service to this country.

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User currently offlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3680 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
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Not too many modern US generals got this kind of public support..

RIP Stormin' Norman... It was a pleasure to have served with you...

Courtesy: National Archives

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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

The only info that seems to have been released so far isthat he was 78 yrs old and passed away in Tampa, FL.

My oldest daughter served in "his" Gulf War and had the deepest, utmost respect for the man (as I do, of course), and I think he's gone too soon. regards...jack

all best; jack
User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8632 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

This man is the clear definition of what a General is supposed to be. While a lot can be written about him him and how he so overshadows some of our recent Generals all I can do is wish him peace and send my thoughts to his family.


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
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Quoting Ken777 (Reply 4):

You said it perfectly Ken.

Met GEN Schwartzkopf years ago at Ft Bragg. Wish I could have had a conversation with him. Maybe we'll talk on the other side.

Rest in Peace Sir.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

R.I.P. GEN Norman Schwarzkoph.
Thanks for your years of service to our country.
Truly a great American hero.

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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Rest in Peace to one of the all time great military leaders America has seen.

If you haven't read his autobiography, I cannot recommend it enough. It is an amazing book that I have read at least three times, and will probably re-download it to reread it.

Rest in Peace, sir. Thank-you for your long and dedicated career, and thanks to your family for sharing you with us.


User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17048 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

I have the utmost respect for the General, a fellow Jersey boy who's father founded the New Jersey State Police. Rest in Peace General.


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User currently offlineroswell41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 817 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

I saw him speak once. A great leader indeed. Rest in peace.

User currently offlinevenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

He flew on my plane as a passenger along with SECDOD Cheney and CJCS Powell when I was stationed at Andrews to Saudi Arabia to explain to the King what would happen if Saddam Hussein decided to come further south. Had no clue then who was the big 4 star with the rest of the brass on that jet.

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13376 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

RIP to a fine general.

A tough call, the first Gulf War, a leap into the unknown, first large scale US military action since Vietnam - with all the uncertainly and worry that came with that.
A large and in places fragile coalition to hold together.

'Stormin Norman' looked like a sometimes unflattering caricature of a US General, appearances were very deceptive though. He had the political and diplomatic smarts to match his obvious military ones.
He could also handle the press well too.

Wasn't afraid to change his views as well, he was not a fan of Special Forces at first, prior to the fighting, after the Gulf conflict he was a welcome guest at both Hereford Barracks here and no doubt, the similar SF establishments in the US too.

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

A great man deserves his name spelled correctly in the title of this thread. Please fix it.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29969 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Sorry to see him to,

You have to admit his, "luckiest man in Iraq" press conference was one of the great pre-PowerPoint conference moments

User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Algeria, joined May 2002, 13937 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

He and General de la Billière did a great service to the Arab World, and in a way also to Europe. The two men carried through a decision of the League of Arab States, and were an excellent team. Just imagine that they brought together troops from the USA, Britain, France, Italy, Egypt and Syria for joint action.

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