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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: TheOldLady

Agreed, TOL. Thank you.


251 posted on 12/28/2012 8:05:01 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Wisconsinlady

America has been fortunate to have Generals and Admirals like Storming Norman when we have needed them.

There are a lot of stories about him. One I heard over a decade ago may be a fable.

There was a fly fishing guide in the PNW, who was a terrific instructor and he ran fishing camps for a week.

Attending one of those camps for a week, reminded many of us of our bootcamp days. It was rumored this guide had been a Boot Camp DI. You were met in a parking lot by the guide and his assistant and told to grab your gear from your vehicle and told you would leave your vehicle there while you were in the fishing camp.

The fishing camp was a few miles away. Once you were there, it was ran like a boot camp with early to rise and early to bed. During your rest times in the daylight, you were to clean your fly lines, check your knots to make sure your rods and reels were in good condition. Most of us were able to tie perfect fishing knots in the dark and get our rods and reels/lines geared up for our next assualt on the river.

Norman attended a one week camp during a blazing hot summer.
At the camp, he apparently, heard that the salty instructor/guide had been a DI.

One day during a one on one dressing down section, Norman asked the guide if he had been an Army DI. The guide said no, he was a Marine.

To which, Norman supposedly said, “Thank God, I was fraid that you might have been an Army DI!”

The guide responded with on of his rare grins and said, “Not Army, Sir!”.

Years later the guide commented that, “The General was one of his best students ever, and if you didn’t know who he was. You would ever know that he was one of highest ranking American generals in history and one of the best.


252 posted on 12/28/2012 8:10:00 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

America has been fortunate to have Generals and Admirals like Storming Norman when we have needed them.

There are a lot of stories about him. One I heard over a decade ago may be a fable.

There was a fly fishing guide in the PNW, who was a terrific instructor and he ran fishing camps for a week.

Attending one of those camps for a week, reminded many of us of our bootcamp days. It was rumored this guide had been a Boot Camp DI. You were met in a parking lot by the guide and his assistant and told to grab your gear from your vehicle and told you would leave your vehicle there while you were in the fishing camp.

The fishing camp was a few miles away. Once you were there, it was ran like a boot camp with early to rise and early to bed. During your rest times in the daylight, you were to clean your fly lines, check your knots to make sure your rods and reels were in good condition. Most of us were able to tie perfect fishing knots in the dark and get our rods and reels/lines geared up for our next assualt on the river.

Norman attended a one week camp during a blazing hot summer.
At the camp, he apparently, heard that the salty instructor/guide had been a DI.

One day during a one on one dressing down section, Norman asked the guide if he had been an Army DI. The guide said no, he was a Marine.

To which, Norman supposedly said, “Thank God, I was fraid that you might have been an Army DI!”

The guide responded with on of his rare grins and said, “Not Army, Sir!”.

Years later the guide commented that, “The General was one of his best students ever, and if you didn’t know who he was. You would ever know that he was one of highest ranking American generals in history and one of the best.


253 posted on 12/28/2012 8:10:16 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: NautiNurse; matthew fuller

Thank you for the info.


254 posted on 12/28/2012 8:34:18 AM PST by Moonlighter
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To: Grampa Dave

That is a great story, thanks for sharing. I wish we had Generals today like Stormin’ Norman. They have all been tured into little PC wusses.


255 posted on 12/28/2012 8:37:14 AM 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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Rest in Peace great General.


256 posted on 12/28/2012 8:45:36 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: devolve

The signal we ignored was a speech given by an Iraqi commander, where he signaled the tank gunner to fire at a wall mural of Saddam Hussein. We should have set up a meeting out in the middle of the desert, and made an offer. It would be Iraqi troops on the point to Bagdad, with US air support and logistics. The boots on the ground that we would have would have been forward air controllers and logistical specialists. Maybe some tactical types.
The Mullahs in Iran would have soiled their robes.


257 posted on 12/28/2012 8:47:27 AM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: tomkat

So true.

But, it is also true that greed means different things to different people.

When conservatives talk about greed, we refer to the “unbridled pursuit” of wealth, and it carries the negative connotations that it should carry.

When liberals talk about greed, it invariably boils down to anyone who has more wealth than they do.


258 posted on 12/28/2012 9:11:23 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Grampa Dave

hahaha...great story! May simply be anecdotal, but seems to illustrate well what many of us think of him!


259 posted on 12/28/2012 9:14:49 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Ode to the Fallen Soldier
Ode to the Fallen soldier,
For he has made the ultimate
Sacrifice for his world.

Ode to his Mother for while
She lives, the grief and sadness
Take their toll on her mind, as
She goes throughout her day,
Answering questions like “are
You ok? ” and “where is your
Son, I haven’t seen him for a while? ”
She always answers, “yes I’m fine”
Or, “he’s away.” But she knows, inside,
She can’t deny.

Ode to the son he left behind,
For he will grow up without
Knowing who his father is,
Only what he’s done. Never
Will he play catch in the yard,
Like the neighbors next door.
Never will he hear that “Man to
Man” talk, that all boys should.

Ode to the music that will never
Be heard, for the only music
He made, rests in his heart.

Ode to the art that will never be
Seen, for the only art he made,
Remains in a box underground.

Ode to the Fallen Soldier, who
Died so we could live, the way
All mankind should, happy and free.

David A Harris

Rest in Peace General.


260 posted on 12/28/2012 1:09:17 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; NFHale

RIP

Everyone is trying to get on the 2012 death list.


261 posted on 12/28/2012 2:38:33 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

The Gen’l was a good American.

We keep losing good ones, and the cr*p remains in DC...


262 posted on 12/28/2012 3:33:07 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP General. Thank-you for your service to the USA.


263 posted on 12/28/2012 4:39:29 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP, General.


264 posted on 12/28/2012 8:18:49 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Wisconsinlady

May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort.

Thank you for your service to our country.


265 posted on 12/29/2012 9:45:25 AM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP General.


266 posted on 12/30/2012 6:42:43 PM PST by AndyJackson
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