America lost a great patriot and military tactician when General Norman Schwarzkopf passed away on December 27.
Known as “Stormin’ Norman,” he was one of the most public faces of the multinational war fought to drive Iraq out of Kuwait in 1991. Schwarzkopf, along with General Colin Powell (see picture to the right– Powell was later secretary of state under George W. Bush) who was Gen. Schwarzkopf’s commander as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was launched into the public eye as the man who created the 100- hour offensive that crushed the Iraqi hold on Kuwait and drove them back into their own territory.
Here is a good link, including video, from CNN.com:
He was a great hero, and a national treasure.