WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname.
The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 of complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who...
"I have never posted anything online, but I felt compelled to do so in this case. Gen. Schwarzkopf was a great American and I fear we may never be able to find another military leader ..."
– J. T. Kael, Admirer,
New Orleans, LA, Feb 28, 2013
"I believe General Norman Schwarzkopf was the real deal. He was a gentle giant. "Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing so gentle as real strength..." Norman you will be missed.
Respectfully Tom and Della Easthope, Canada."
– Tom Easthope, Admirer,
Oshawa, Ont. Canada, Feb 23, 2013