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United States Army Commander - Norman Schwarzkopf (Nickname of Stormin Normin)
born : H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., Trenton, New Jersey, USA - 22nd of August, 1934
famous for : Served as Army General during the Gulf War 1991. Schwarzkopf was a United States Army 4 Star General.
died : 27th of December 2012 Tampa, Florida, USA

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H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. KCB United States Army general, was commander of the United States forces in the Gulf War of 1991.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey to Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., he graduated from West Point in 1956, and earned a masters degree in missile engineering from the University of Southern California in 1964. He served two combat tours in the Vietnam War. Schwarzkopf made general in 1978, in 1983 was deputy commander during the US invasion of Grenada, and in 1988 was appointed to the US Central Command.

In 1990 he was chosen to run Operation Desert Storm, and was responsible for the "left hook" strategy that went into Iraq behind the Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait, and widely credited with bringing the ground war to a close in just four days. He was personally very visible in the conduct of the war, giving frequent press conferences, and was dubbed "Stormin' Norman."

He was awarded the United States Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom.

Schwarzkopf retired from active service in August 1991, and shortly thereafter wrote an autobiography called "It Doesn't Take a Hero" which was published in 1992.

He died on the 27th of December 2012 in Tampa, Florida, USA. He was 78 years old.

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