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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies
Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012

Posted on 12/27/2012 4:31:56 PM PST by Wisconsinlady

Edited on 12/28/2012 4:45:17 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Wisconsinlady

How finacky death is, takes the good and leaves the bad ....way too many times.


101 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:50 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Well Shit!


102 posted on 12/27/2012 5:10:19 PM PST by DenCos
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To: 98ZJ USMC
>And you read up on some Rommel, too.

And all the Eastern Front commanders via von Mellenthin. I distinctly remember this sitting on the little desk in his monk's cell of a room in the command bunker for Desert Storm, when he was interviewed by one of the media:

This before the offensive. A man fully informed by the past as he marched triumphantly into the future. Rare these days for sure.

103 posted on 12/27/2012 5:11:26 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Stormin’ Norman goes to the old soldier’s rest. Thank you for your service, general.


104 posted on 12/27/2012 5:12:02 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I knew him well. He was my boss and my neighbor in the early eighties in Mainz, Germany. Like all great men, he had his faults, but he played his role well at CENTCOM and the country was well served by his leadership.

He bought an early PC, an Apple II, and I spent an entire weekend with him helping him getting it set up and then playing with it. I was teacher, he was student - the only time that those roles were reversed. Our wives were not happy as they had other plans for us that weekend.


105 posted on 12/27/2012 5:12:02 PM PST by centurion316
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To: 21twelve

HAHAHA....I’ll never forget that one!!!! :-)

Lord, how I love that man. He hated Washington, too, had absolutely no interest in running for any kind of office.
I hope his retirement years, however short, were rewarding and peaceful. I recall seeing a story on him after the Army, working with youth, preparing them for manhood via an “Outward Bound-like” program. Lots of hiking, fishing, wholesome stuff. He touched so many.


106 posted on 12/27/2012 5:12:07 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: tomkat

Flying the flag at half mast for every calamity, bump in the road, and every Tom, Dick and Harry has been a pet peeve of mine for two years.

But I will put my flag at half mast today.


107 posted on 12/27/2012 5:12:53 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rlmorel

Gah. Meant “four years”. It is a liberal thing.


108 posted on 12/27/2012 5:14:46 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: fwdude

It was in no way a “salute” nor would the General take it that way.


109 posted on 12/27/2012 5:17:22 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: centurion316

My heartfelt sympathies on your loss. I only knew OF him and this breaks my heart. For those that were fortunate to know him personally, this is much much harder.


110 posted on 12/27/2012 5:17:30 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
I always remember a maxim he emphasized in his book: "When placed in command, take charge." I've tried to apply that principle in my business, and I've passed that thought on to my children.

Rest in Peace, General.

111 posted on 12/27/2012 5:17:30 PM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: surroundedbyblue
Storm-an Norman RIP.
112 posted on 12/27/2012 5:17:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Oh how sad, RIP.


113 posted on 12/27/2012 5:17:42 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: zeebee

Gulf War I briefing. May he RIP.

http://youtu.be/7BaSwaBPg6M


114 posted on 12/27/2012 5:18:29 PM PST by ironman
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To: Wisconsinlady

This is very sad news indeed. Thank you for your service General, may you rest in peace, and may the Lord bless and comfort your family.


115 posted on 12/27/2012 5:20:16 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Wisconsinlady

May your soul Rest in Peace sir.


116 posted on 12/27/2012 5:20:40 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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117 posted on 12/27/2012 5:21:01 PM PST by deport
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To: DallasSun

I was comparing the honor that serving in the greatest military on earth once was, which Schwarzkopf personified, with what we have now. I think he would agree.


118 posted on 12/27/2012 5:21:27 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

R.I.P. General


119 posted on 12/27/2012 5:21:50 PM PST by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: deport

That picture got the goose hairs up thanks for posting


120 posted on 12/27/2012 5:22:03 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

“... I think just about everyone did....”

The enemy surely didn’t.

RIP General. You’ve earned it.


121 posted on 12/27/2012 5:23:36 PM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: fwdude

Sadly, yes. (I hate this autocorrect Samsung crap).


122 posted on 12/27/2012 5:23:58 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: thoolou

One of the Few the Proud And the Brave!
West Point can shell em out, but not many have the guts to get the job done!
We are at War, now but It is a silent war! Bring to the forefront and get some real guts in the game!
Done in 30 days!!


123 posted on 12/27/2012 5:29:03 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: al baby
"I bet Barry the useless posts a picture of him looking at a picture of Storman Norman"

Maybe BHO will deliver a eulogy.

If so, it will be more about BHO than about the general.

124 posted on 12/27/2012 5:34:27 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Wisconsinlady

Rush Limbaugh’s GULF WAR WON 1991
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7qhrP1wnv0

R.I.P. General!


125 posted on 12/27/2012 5:35:08 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP.

He made US proud during the first Gulf War.


126 posted on 12/27/2012 5:37:33 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmrosP6wGfU

Here’s a video of a visit to West Point by Schwarzkopf. Some interesting items in it. I liked the speech to the Cadets starting at 6:38 where he talks about Duty, Honor, and Love of Country will make them great leaders. But perhaps more so when he says something like “those you will be leading are the true thunder and lightning.”


127 posted on 12/27/2012 5:38:17 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Wisconsinlady

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/slideshow/2012/12/27/norman-schwarzkopf-134-2012/#slide=1


129 posted on 12/27/2012 5:40:04 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: muir_redwoods

I had the same thought, but you had the right words. Godspeed General Schwarzkopf.


130 posted on 12/27/2012 5:40:15 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Lord Jesus, rest Thy servant soldier with the saints.

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


131 posted on 12/27/2012 5:40:15 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: deport

132 posted on 12/27/2012 5:40:27 PM PST by drewh
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To: TomasUSMC

His dad was retired Army,too. Then head of the NJ State Police and lead on the Lindberg baby kidnapping.

Quite a lineage of greatness.

Never met him, but saw him during GWI.Always liked him.


133 posted on 12/27/2012 5:40:47 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Rest in Peace, General Shwartzkopf.

You were a great man, one whom humanity will miss.


134 posted on 12/27/2012 5:41:01 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: NonValueAdded

RIP to a great American. The world is a better place because of this great man. The words of another great general come to mind.

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

~ General George S. Patton


135 posted on 12/27/2012 5:41:08 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Wisconsinlady
One of the last Good Americans left.

RIP General. Thank you for your service.

136 posted on 12/27/2012 5:41:44 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Wisconsinlady

What a great American.

RIP Stormin Norman.


137 posted on 12/27/2012 5:43:00 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: BIGLOOK; Jet Jaguar


Rest In Peace, Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf




Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

138 posted on 12/27/2012 5:43:13 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: TomasUSMC
death takes the good and leaves the bad ....way too many times

I think God does that on purpose. Gives the decent and good FEWER chances to blow it, and gives the evil and bad MORE chances to get it right.

139 posted on 12/27/2012 5:44:44 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Wisconsinlady
“Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust God, and do” Norman Schwarzkopf
140 posted on 12/27/2012 5:46:04 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP.


141 posted on 12/27/2012 5:46:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Wisconsinlady

May he rest in peace.


142 posted on 12/27/2012 5:49:00 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP General Schwarzkopf.

Stormin’ Norman served our country well.


143 posted on 12/27/2012 5:50:26 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Schwartzkopf was the real Commander of Desert Storm, even though the craven Bush and his henchmen in the media preferred pressers from the perfumed prince.
144 posted on 12/27/2012 5:52:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Wisconsinlady

I was fortunate enough to meet both General Schwartzkopf and Colonel North on the same day once at SCI in Reno. What a great day that was...I met President G.H.W. Bush that same week...RIP General would that the Army had some more like you now....


145 posted on 12/27/2012 5:52:42 PM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: ConorMacNessa

146 posted on 12/27/2012 5:52:56 PM PST by drewh
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To: All; Wisconsinlady

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NEVER FORGET

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..then Major H. Norman Schwarzkopf -

Veteran/Survivor “WE WERE SOLDIERS” Battle of IA DRANG-1965..

http://www.lzxray.com

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NEVER FORGET


148 posted on 12/27/2012 5:57:36 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; Wisconsinlady

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..from the General.. http://www.generalhieu.com/ducco-2.htm

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149 posted on 12/27/2012 5:59:52 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Daffynition
President Bush greets General H. Norman Schwarzkopf who leads the Desert Storm Homecoming Parade in Washington, D.C 6/8/1991


150 posted on 12/27/2012 6:00:06 PM PST by drewh
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