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Norman Schwarzkopf has died - December 27, 2012, 06:43 PM

I've read a few books about him. Great leader, prophetic in foretelling that we'd be back to Iraq (he was only off by a year), and under his gruff, angry exterior and explosive temper was a leader who was genuinely tormented by the thought of his decisions killing his men.

God Speed, General. The US has lost a great man today.


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December 27, 2012, 06:45 PM

Fantastic book if you get the time... really shows the side of him that truly worries about making the right call.

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December 27, 2012, 06:51 PM

RIP.
My H.S. years are filled with memories of him and Powell giving interviews and press conferences pre and post Iraq. I know he was on the public speaking circuit after his retirement, but i don't recall hearing any news reports of him being in bad health; this had to be sudden.



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December 27, 2012, 06:56 PM

78 years old, not super surprising.

Fantastic leader. They don't make flag officers like him anymore


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Very sad indeed.

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78 years old, not super surprising.

Fantastic leader. They don't make flag officers like him anymore
I just read this. I had no idea he was that old. I thought he might have been in his late-60's but now, when I think about it, Desert Shield was 20 years ago!



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