Death of Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

August 22, 1934 - December 27, 2012
Tampa, Florida | Age 78

Retired General dies at 78
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LOLITA C. BALDOR, The Associated Press

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...

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