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#2458745 - 12/28/12 05:32 AM RIP General Norman Swartzkopf
Fred_C Offline
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Stormin' Norman has gone to his last reward.

IMO, he was a fine military man and he served his country with honor. He was an excellent Leader, Strategist and Tactician. He was a no-nonsense, no B.S. guy.

I recall one incident during the war, General Swartzkopf was narrating what the reporters were seeing on the screen in front of them. There was a bridge with a car going across. The pilot deploys a weapon and the explosion happens right behind the car as it speeds off the bridge. Gen. Swartzkopf commented "Now there's one lucky sonofabitch".

Hand Salute!
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#2458758 - 12/28/12 06:46 AM Re: RIP General Norman Swartzkopf [Re: Fred_C]
whitefang Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: Lincoln Park, MI, UNITED STATE...
Even a dove like me can appreciate Swatzkopf's service and dedication. He became somewhat of a celebrity during "Desert Storm", and was refreshingly human after years of Westmoreland's stiff and cold persona during Viet Nam.

Rest in Peace, soldier.
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#2458803 - 12/28/12 09:39 AM Re: RIP General Norman Swartzkopf [Re: whitefang]
Larryz Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 5430
Loc: Hwy 49, California
One of the best...may he RIP.

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