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RIP "Stormin" Norman :(

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AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-source-retired-gen-norman-schwarzkopf-dies-002111413--politics.html

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RIP

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He had one heck of a game plan for Desert Storm! And even though I wasn't officially in the military over there, I never met one person that anything but praise for him. He was the closest thing to a modern day Gen. George Patton and Ike rolled into one, that we will ever see.

RIP General!

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solid guy. served the country well.

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I wrote in for him on the ballot, no joke.

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One of my cousins got to have dinner with him once.

Great general. He'd have made a lousy politician though.

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Interesting figure, a real leader, and he thoroughly whumped the Iraqi army, ( which at the time was the 4th largest in the world and I'm sure gave our war planners more than a few sleepless nights pondering ). I worked at a small shop directly on Market Street north of Wilmington in the months leading up to the Gulf War and for about 6 weeks straight, there was a constant procession of military vehicles heading south to the Wilminton State port and Sunny Point MOT. I had no idea we had that many tanks, hummers, APC, and etc. - the numbers I saw pass by were mind boggling. I knew we were going to war before the first shot was fired. I have to wonder what the outcome of that war would have been had another general been in charge of coalition forces.

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I had the opportunity to work on the planning stages of Desert Storm going back to almost 2 years before Iraq strolled into Kuwait and precipitated the whole thing. Everyone knew it was bound to happen, the only question was when. By the time we were ready to move I was in a completely different time and place in the Persian Gulf and there was a feeling of satisfaction knowing I had something to do with the planning and getting to be there when it all went down.

I met the General some 10 years later and he signed a copy of his book for me. Still one of my library treasures.

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