US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf passed away due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 78. He leaves behind his beloved wife, two daughters and a son.
78-year-old General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf aka Stormin’ Norman was born in Trenton, NJ in August 22, 1934 to Major General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf and Ruth Alice Bowman. Graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, before that he attuned the Community High School in Tehran, and the International School of Geneva at La Châtaigneraie, Frankfurt High School in Frankfurt, Germany.
Met his wife Brenda Holsinger in 1968, got married and welcomed their first child Cynthia in 1970, Jessica the second in 1972 and Christian the youngest in 1977.
He was known as the Bear and Stormin’ Norman for his volatile temper, but there is no doubt he was one of the best Army men in the United States, he commanded the troops during the Gulf War in Kuwait. He also lead during the Grenada operation in the 1980s. General Schwarzkopf was appointed commander of the U.S. Central Command. in 1988. He retired on August, 1992.
“General Schwarzkopf’s skilled leadership of that campaign liberated the Kuwaiti people and produced a decisive victory for the allied coalition,” Panetta said in a written statement. “In the aftermath of that war, General Schwarzkopf was justly recognized as a brilliant strategist and inspiring leader. Today, we recall that enduring legacy and remember him as one of the great military giants of the 20th century.”