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Gen. ‘Stormin’ Norman’ Schwarzkopf set for burial at West Point

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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf with the no-nonsense nickname "Stormin' Norman" will be buried at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, next to his father, following a Thursday memorial service.

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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