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Norman Schwarzkopf

US General Norman Schwarzkopf

Profession: US General

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Schwarzkopf served as the commander of United States Central Command from 1988 to 1991. In this position he served as the commander of all US and coalition forces during the First Gulf War in 1990-1991. He became known as 'Stormin' Norman' for his aggressive military leadership style and fiery temper.

The victory of coalition forces in the Gulf War was partly down to his decisive leadership; Iraqi forces were routed from Kuwait in just 100 hours, following an extensive military buildup and air campaign planned and led by Schwarzkopf.

He retired from the military after the Gulf War and later declined a position as Army Chief of Staff.

Born: August 22, 1934
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 27, 2012 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Complications following a bout of pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1968-07-06 US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf (33) weds Brenda Halsinger

Events in the Life of Norman Schwarzkopf

  • 1991-03-03 Iraqi generals and US general "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf meet to discuss Gulf War cease fire
  • 1994-06-01 US General Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery

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