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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

grief, ever since Obama won re-election important people are dropping dead left and right.

Storming Norman would have been near the top of the list of leaders on the right in a potential coup.


51 posted on 12/27/2012 4:49:01 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Sad. A great loss. RIP general.


52 posted on 12/27/2012 4:50:14 PM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Great American, Great Leader, RIP General.


53 posted on 12/27/2012 4:50:21 PM PST by rocksblues (Being a Liberal means never having to mean it when you apologize.)
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To: zeebee
A true patriot!


54 posted on 12/27/2012 4:51:40 PM PST by drewh
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To: Wisconsinlady
God Be With You.

RIP, sir.

55 posted on 12/27/2012 4:52:03 PM PST by blam
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To: surroundedbyblue

RIP.....

I’m sure he’s now up there with the rest of our country’s ‘great ones’.

Hate to see him go. He seemed to be a great man, and could have easily been president. He would have been great to run against Clinton back in ‘96.


56 posted on 12/27/2012 4:52:33 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP.


57 posted on 12/27/2012 4:52:53 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP General, the last of real a$$ kickers.
You were a great leader.


58 posted on 12/27/2012 4:53:02 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Wisconsinlady
I was USMC, but I am very sure his place in the history of the USArmy is well cemented at the top with Patton and a few others.

What the man orchestrated was historical.

59 posted on 12/27/2012 4:53:07 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: al baby
Obama will probably show up at the funeral for his photo op . Remember, this is all about HIM.
60 posted on 12/27/2012 4:53:14 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Wisconsinlady

Sorry he is gone. It was my take that he was a great guy.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and associates.


61 posted on 12/27/2012 4:53:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
God Bless him for his service. He was a great man and a great general.

/johnny

62 posted on 12/27/2012 4:54:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

One anecdote about him reminded me of a top, winning football coach.

His subordinates knew that he demanded top intellectual performance from them and he had zero tolerance for slacking off. But they also knew that if they did well in his team, their future was assured.

However, he was believed to have an IQ of 160-170, and a superb memory, and would frequently quiz his subordinates to make sure they were on the ball. So they had to spend their free time hitting the books.

One story of this was when he called a general into his office for such a snap quiz. “How many Iraqi generals are defending the southern border of Iraq?”

“42, sir,” the general replied, pleased that it was such an easy question.

“And what are their names?”, said General Schwarzkopf.


63 posted on 12/27/2012 4:54:23 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

remember just before the election that Obama fired nearly all the top brass in the military, Robert Bork dies, now Norman Schwarzkopf dies... H W Bush is in the hospital, bills in congress to take our firearms.

scary times.

I’m hunkering down every further.


64 posted on 12/27/2012 4:54:31 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP General you shall be sorely missed by the American people but also those who are closed to you like your family and friends. General as a man of faith, I know you have joined God’s Angelic Army, and I like to believe that you beside all the military and law enforcement who died in Christ shall return with HIM and his angels to battle the last battle ever (psss we win). We shall miss a great Patriot like you - God Bless.


65 posted on 12/27/2012 4:54:40 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP, Sir!


66 posted on 12/27/2012 4:54:49 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the Gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Thank you General!


67 posted on 12/27/2012 4:55:03 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: NYTexan
The General's decorations include five Distinguished Service Medals, three Silver Stars, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Order of the Legion of Honor, and decorations from France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?896-General-H-Norman-Schwarzkopf-Commander-Operation-Desert-Storm


68 posted on 12/27/2012 4:55:11 PM PST by drewh
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To: Wisconsinlady

Wow. Didn’t even know he was sick. Stuck on deployment in the jungles of Honduras, I admonished you to be sure you studied up on your Patton.

You did. And you read up on some Rommel, too.

Thank you, General. Godspeed, to the final objective.


69 posted on 12/27/2012 4:56:15 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: DoughtyOne

He was an AMAZING man, that idiot Colon Bowl got nearly all the credit that Schwarzkopf rightfully had earned.


70 posted on 12/27/2012 4:56:19 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Salute to you, Sir. I used to race to my car during Desert Storm, just to be able to hear his 3:00 briefings. We have truly lost one of the finest leaders we have ever known.

He went to Valley Forge Military Academy, not far from me.


71 posted on 12/27/2012 4:57:03 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Hero period.


72 posted on 12/27/2012 4:57:58 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: Hot Tabasco

“And there goes the luckiest truck driver in all of Iraq”.


73 posted on 12/27/2012 4:58:03 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

RIP General.


74 posted on 12/27/2012 4:58:31 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: al baby

I would not bet against you.

RIP General S.


75 posted on 12/27/2012 4:58:31 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Always wanted him for potus against clinton


76 posted on 12/27/2012 4:59:05 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

77 posted on 12/27/2012 4:59:23 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Wisconsinlady

R.I.P Sir


78 posted on 12/27/2012 5:00:24 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP, General. This country will never see the likes of you again. He was a great hero and patriot.


79 posted on 12/27/2012 5:01:31 PM PST by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Very funny story!

RIP to a hero.


80 posted on 12/27/2012 5:01:44 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP Sir! You were a true Patriot and Honorable Soldier. You will be missed.


81 posted on 12/27/2012 5:01:44 PM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Godspeed, General, RIP


82 posted on 12/27/2012 5:01:44 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: KoRn

One of the things I admired most about him was that he rode off into the sunset and avoided politics.


83 posted on 12/27/2012 5:01:57 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Daffynition

Money quote of the year.


84 posted on 12/27/2012 5:02:42 PM PST by Dartman
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I remember him answering some question by mentioning Alexander the Great’s tactics at Arbela if that is spelled right. It seemed he knew his military history.

I also recall a briefing where he showed “the luckiest man in Iraq”, where a vehicle drove right through the cross hairs of a guided bomb and passed just in time to miss it.


85 posted on 12/27/2012 5:04:17 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

“What a great man and great leader. I always liked him. I think just about everyone did.”

EVERYONE did like him!

My sister wrote me while I in served in the Persian Gulf War (Ops Desert Shield and Desert Storm).

She wrote that my late mother, who was then aged 66, had tremendous “crush” on the General.

I can hear Ma now in her thick Boston accent: “He’s so handsome and smart!”

Prayers will be lifted for you tonight General. RIP and God Bless You and Your Family.


86 posted on 12/27/2012 5:04:24 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: Gefn

My mother saw him give an interview after the gulf war with a tear in his eye as he talked about sending his troops into battle. She told me “That is a real man.” He will surely be missed.


87 posted on 12/27/2012 5:04:32 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP Stormin’ Norman!


88 posted on 12/27/2012 5:05:42 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica
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To: Wisconsinlady
RESPECT.

A grateful nation thanks you. Fair Winds and Following Seas, General Schwarzkopf. I will get to shake your hand when I see you, if I am fortunate.

89 posted on 12/27/2012 5:05:51 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP General! You are missed already.


90 posted on 12/27/2012 5:06:50 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

This American salutes you General. Rest in Peace sir.


91 posted on 12/27/2012 5:07:21 PM PST by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

A HUGE loss! He proved that military leadership could take care of the troops and STILL get the mission completed, with minimal casualties and time. THIS has hit me square in the chest, THIS man...this leader, I would’ve followed to hell and back. I can only hope that many in leadership positions have learned from him.


92 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:00 PM PST by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I served with the General when he commanded I Corps. I’ve never seen a man with such a degree of command presence. When he walked into the room there was no doubt who was in charge.


93 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: Wisconsinlady

Godspeed Sir. “Salute.” You will be sadly missed.


94 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:14 PM PST by Pat4ever
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To: Wisconsinlady

I served with the General when he commanded I Corps. I’ve never seen a man with such a degree of command presence. When he walked into the room there was no doubt who was in charge.


95 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:24 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: Wisconsinlady
Godspeed, Sir. May you rest in peace.
96 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:43 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I think you’re on the right track there.

I was surprised to find out just now, that he lived in Iran when he was 12 years old.

He evidently had a very good grasp of the Middle East that went beyond book learning.


97 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: DallasSun

It was completely meant as a salute to this great General, which apparently completely slipped by you.

Or, haven’t you heard about the homofication of our once-great military?


98 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:58 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; ConorMacNessa; All


Godspeed General Schwarzkopf

99 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:22 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

RIP


100 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:41 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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