Mr. Schwarzkopf, who died in Tampa on Dec. 27 after a bout of pneumonia, led the international military mission to drive Saddam Hussein from Kuwait in 1991. He was a 1956 West Point graduate, served two tours in Vietnam and became commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa in 1988, according to The Associated Press.
He picked up the “Stormin’ Norman” nickname for his hard-core commanding style — for which he was widely recognized and praised, especially after he wrapping the 1991 Operation Desert Storm in only six weeks. Later, he retired to Tampa and kept to a quiet life, AP reported.
Mr. Schwarzkopf’s father was Col. H. Norm Schwarzkopf, who founded and led the New Jersey State Police, AP reported.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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