Friday, December 28, 2012

RIP 'Stormin' Norman'

 
 
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a United States Army general who, while he served as Commander of U.S. Central Command, was commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War.
 
Born: August 22, 1934, Trenton NJ
Died: December 27, 2012, Tampa Fla
Spouse: Brenda Holsinger (m. 1968–2012)
Parents: Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., Ruth Alice
Education: University of Southern California, United States Military Academy, U.S. Army War College
Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
 
"Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. A distinguished member of that 'Long Gray Line' hailing from West Point, Gen. Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the 'duty, service, country' creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend. Barbara and I send our condolences to his wife, Brenda, and his wonderful family." — former President George H.W. Bush.

2 comments:

Don M said...

See you in Valhalla Boss....

Bill said...

amen bro