Gen. Schwarzkopf has died, Thu 12/27

samzheresamzhere BannedPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
Just heard on Foxnews that Gen. Schwarzkopf has died. I assume of natural causes.

He was one of those tough military leaders whose time came at precisely when his country needed him, similar to Patton in The Bulge.

On another note, George Bush (41) has been admitted to critical care and has taken a turn for the worse. I'm concerned that he may not be with us much longer. He was in the regular Methodist Hospital in Houston since Thanksgiving and was hoping to go home by Christmas, but he's now in ICU.

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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    RIP Bear! :usa:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • stepmacstepmac Member Posts: 172 Member
    Two great Americans! It is too bad that these two men had to see what is happening to us now.
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    I hardly know what to say. The General died today, my 74th birthday. My last duty station was U.S. CENTCOM at McDill in Tampa. I was there when the General took Command in '89. I briefed him a few times on Intel matters related to the Mid East.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,967 Senior Member
    Rest in Peace Sir....Thank you for your service...

    Keeping President Bush in our prayers....
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,738 Senior Member
    RIP Gen "Stormin' Norman" :angel: You were the man your country needed you to be, when we needed you :usa:
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,278 Senior Member
    Per his sister:
    A sister of Schwarzkopf, Ruth Barenbaum of Middlebury, Vt., said that he died in Tampa, Fla., from complications from pneumonia.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/norman-schwarzkopf-dead_n_2372657.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D250291

    As Sam said, he was the perfect guy at the perfect time for the first Gulf War. RIP
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 7,002 Senior Member
    The lesson of Schwarzkopf and Bush 41 - Schwarzkopf saw what had to be done militarily and Bush got out of his way and let him do it. Thanks to the both of them for showing the world how it SHOULD be done. . .not that we seem to have learned from it, but thanks all the same.:iwo:
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,413 Senior Member
    RIP General!
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  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,508 Senior Member
    Patton in the Bulge???? What are you smoking Sam...NUTS!! IT was General Taylor and staff (namely Gen McAuliffe) of the 101st that came through in the Bulge....The 101st keep the Germans on the correct side of the Line the whole time.

    Stormin Normin was a Great General...Not only did he influence the American Army, but he showed the Russians a need to redesign the T-55, T-64, and T-2 with reverse lights...
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Oh Jeez Shane, your chicken wings are showing again!!!! LMAO!
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,940 Senior Member
    :angel2:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    :angel2::usa::usa::usa::usa:
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,616 Senior Member
    RIP General. :usa:
  • drsfefadrsfefa Member Posts: 405 Member
    RIP General!
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  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 349 Member
    Sad News. The man was a great leader and did an excelent job on the first Gulf War... (although I think President Bush should have allowed him another 48 hours to finish the job before declaring a cease fire )
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    :angel2: :usa: :angel2:
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  • skwirrelskwirrel Member Posts: 175 Member
    I was in AVA school during deasert storm, I will never forget them.
    Live long and prosper.
  • TSchubTSchub Senior Member Posts: 780 Senior Member
    Rest easy General
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