Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies At 78

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led U.S. forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78, according to the New York Times.

(Photo: Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, center, listens to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney answer questions from the media during 1991’s Operation Desert Storm. At right, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Paul D. Wolfowitz, and at left, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell. Credit: Susan Carl/ZUMA Press/Newscom)


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