Thursday, December 27, 2012

General Swartzkopf dead at 78

Rest in peace general, you are the closest thing this nation has had to a true commanding general since MacArthur and George Patton.  We sure don't have any now.
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.
Schwarzkopf died in Tampa, Florida, where he had lived in retirement, according to a U.S. official, who was not authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.