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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: 1lawlady
RIP, General. This country will never see the likes of you again.

This is still America. We will see his like again. We just don't know his name yet.

151 posted on 12/27/2012 6:00:32 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Schwarzkopf was at the Battle of IA DRANG? I did not know that.
I hope you are well, Aloha Ronnie. Have a Blessed New Year!


152 posted on 12/27/2012 6:02:34 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: drewh
That picture says more than a thousand eulogies.
153 posted on 12/27/2012 6:02:34 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Wisconsinlady
To All, FYI........

1995

The NRA is under full-scale attack in Washington. After George Bush cleared the ground by quitting the NRA, President Clinton landed. Speaking to families of slain policemen, he decried as enemies of the "American Way" those who "run down" law enforcement. Privately, some Republicans urged the NRA to disown its now infamous fund-raising letter, which called U.S. agents "jackbooted thugs" in "Nazi bucket helmets." Such alarmism had long since become obnoxious to another prominent NRA member: retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. The gulf-war hero disclosed to NEWSWEEK last week that he had quit the NRA a few years ago. They are "very inflexible and almost radical," he said. "They appeal to a fringe element of gun owners."

154 posted on 12/27/2012 6:04:55 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Rest in well deserved peace, General Bear.


155 posted on 12/27/2012 6:05:07 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!")
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP


156 posted on 12/27/2012 6:06:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Wisconsinlady

God bless the Bear’s soul. He was a man. This world needs more men.


157 posted on 12/27/2012 6:06:10 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: drewh
Always reminded me of each other:


158 posted on 12/27/2012 6:11:26 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Ed Story

I do believe you are on the Wrong site. Spout your drivel somewhere else.

R.I.P. General, hope to see you at Fiddler’s Green.


159 posted on 12/27/2012 6:12:20 PM PST by ssschev (Pick up the can, throw out the trash.)
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To: Ed Story

Good luck with that thought.


160 posted on 12/27/2012 6:13:20 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: NCDragon
He proved that military leadership could take care of the troops and STILL get the mission completed, with minimal casualties and time

Not to start thread drift but you know who else did this very thing. George Patton. They called him "blood and guts" but it was the enemy's blood and guts left on the ground. His troops suffered the lowest casualty rate of all frontline American Armies in the WWII campaign, not despite his aggressiveness, but because of it. Like Patton, Schwartzkopf knew the value of a swift, strong offense.

161 posted on 12/27/2012 6:13:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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..The second battle (of IA DRANG-1965)was fought by troops from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Airborne Brigade, under BG Du Quoc Dong, with LTC Ngo Quang Truong, chief of staff under Dong, in tactical command. Another U.S. officer, who would rise to the highest ranks, was an adviser to the Airborne at the battle: then-major H Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.. Schwarzkopf held Truong in the highest respect. [7]

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162 posted on 12/27/2012 6:15:22 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: Wisconsinlady

Condolences to family and friends of General Schwarzkopf. America’s finest. Thank you, sir.


163 posted on 12/27/2012 6:15:22 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Wisconsinlady; Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; ...

Canteen ping for a final salute to a great general.


165 posted on 12/27/2012 6:18:09 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP


166 posted on 12/27/2012 6:18:45 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Ed Story; Admin Moderator

Cleanup on aisle 147.


168 posted on 12/27/2012 6:19:51 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP . One more patriot of the Constitution goes to his rest.

May the good Lord keep you safe in the palm of his hand.

He will be sorely missed in the near battles to come.


170 posted on 12/27/2012 6:20:00 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Ed Story

I didn’t know MSNBC Ed posted here.


171 posted on 12/27/2012 6:21:07 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Ed Story
One less war criminal in the world.

I smell an ozone ZOT in your future.

172 posted on 12/27/2012 6:22:22 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Prayers up... RIP


173 posted on 12/27/2012 6:22:44 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hinckley buzzard

174 posted on 12/27/2012 6:23:09 PM PST by drewh
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To: Wisconsinlady

“All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.”


176 posted on 12/27/2012 6:27:26 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rlmorel
Absolute agreement re half-mast for hangnails !

repetition > familiarity > indifference > contempt


(sound like part of the game plan of any particular bastard half-breed traitor vermin with whom y'all may be nauseating familiar ?)

177 posted on 12/27/2012 6:27:26 PM PST by tomkat (liberty or death)
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To: Wisconsinlady

This Australian was proud to serve under his command.


178 posted on 12/27/2012 6:33:13 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP General...you were a fine man and a heck of a shooter. I had the pleasure of shooting sporting clays with the General in Tampa, FL in May 1995. Great guy!


180 posted on 12/27/2012 6:35:45 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Neil Armstrong ... now a great General fading away. 2012 has been a year of great loses.
My condolences for General Schwarzkopf’s family. And thank you for his service to our country and your sacrifices as well.


181 posted on 12/27/2012 6:35:55 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: zeebee

That pic was taken during Desert Storm.

Note he’s wearing two watches. He set one to Iraq time, the other to Wash DC time. Clever.


182 posted on 12/27/2012 6:41:41 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: US Navy Vet
He is up there sharing War Stories w/ Patton, Halsey, Nimitz and ALL of the other Great Generals/Admirals.

Amen.

183 posted on 12/27/2012 6:43:32 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Wisconsinlady.


184 posted on 12/27/2012 7:01:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, andthe red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest andthe tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?
185 posted on 12/27/2012 7:05:55 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

What a loss. Hadn’t heard much on him of late. Wonder if he’d been ill.


186 posted on 12/27/2012 7:09:24 PM PST by Moonlighter
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To: Wisconsinlady
RIP General

Salute

187 posted on 12/27/2012 7:10:12 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: hummingbird

Until the death today, I wonder if Obama had ever even heard of General Schwartzkopf. I suppose he had recognition of the name.


188 posted on 12/27/2012 7:12:27 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Carry_Okie

Did you lose respect for Admiral Stockdale too when in the 1992 V.P. “debate” he emerged as a strong proponent of abortion?


189 posted on 12/27/2012 7:14:57 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Wisconsinlady

A good man and the last of America’s real generals. He was the real deal, not a Petraeus, McChrystol type that would be just as happy working at general electric or some university.
And Stormin’ Norman ran America’s last war with things like battleships bombarding the enemy with 16 inch, F-4s flying SEAD, OV-10s instead of drones, artillery prep before attacks, B-52s carpet bombing with iron bombs three times a day, for weeks at a time,,, Daisy cutters being dropped “just because”. And oh yeah, the last war with Bob Hope.

After Norman left, the pussies took over. Fiddlers Green now, rest in peace sir.


190 posted on 12/27/2012 7:18:41 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Moonlighter

Tampa local news tributes are describing declining health over the past two years. He is in a better place. RIP.


191 posted on 12/27/2012 7:22:39 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: fwdude

“Sadly, only queers are replacing real men and leaders like this now.”

I am convinced that issues like the one you noted shortened the life of a dedicated patriot and General Officer.

My conviction stems from a comment made to me by a treasured friend and retired Brig. General. He told me that he can no longer in good conscience, write letters of recommendation for individuals applying to one of our military academies. He too is a patriot and as brave a man as I’ve ever known.

EODGUY


193 posted on 12/27/2012 7:27:02 PM PST by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

1991- Desert Storm. I was a private there. He was the General in Charge. RIP sir. Your leadership is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


194 posted on 12/27/2012 7:28:26 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Theodore R.
Did you lose respect for Admiral Stockdale too when in the 1992 V.P. “debate” he emerged as a strong proponent of abortion?

Don't remember.

195 posted on 12/27/2012 7:28:50 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP sir.


196 posted on 12/27/2012 7:32:00 PM PST by Mears
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To: Wisconsinlady

Whoa, this was a surprise. God bless you General and thank you for your service to our country.


197 posted on 12/27/2012 7:32:38 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

God bless you for your service and devotion to your country, General Schwarzkopf. I thank you for what you have done.


199 posted on 12/27/2012 7:34:09 PM PST by matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Rest in peace, Faithful Warrior.

I remember the TV briefings after Desert Storm...I LOVED this Man.


200 posted on 12/27/2012 7:37:16 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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