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General Norman Schwarzkopf Dies

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by DAKSY, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Averill Park, NY, on Burden Lake II...
    We lost a true hero today...Your country thanks you for your service, General...May you rest in Eternal Honored Peace...Godspeed...
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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Bend, OR
    I admired that man. During the first (and only justified) Gulf War, I really enjoyed those times that he was interviewed and we got to see him and hear him speak. Modern day Blood & Guts Patton, seems to me. No screwing around, he just got 'er done. I'd have followed that man through the gates of Hell.
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  3. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

    Sep 23, 2009
    Ontario Canada
    He was a amazing military leader, did so much for his country. Always was amazed by the fact that his father, a german military officer, immigrated to the U.S. and became the first commondant of the New Jersey State Police. That proud organization carried forth the para-military structure and tradition for many years before the politicians stuck their noses into it and set it back in many ways. #1 on Daksy's analogy that a true hero has left our midst. R.I.P. General.
  4. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    Western Mass.
    Smart dude.
    I once heard that he had a 170 IQ.

    However, his self description near the end of life says even more about him:
    Schwarzkopf was a national spokesman for prostate cancer awareness and for Recovery of the Grizzly Bear, served on the Nature Conservancy board of governors and was active in various charities for chronically ill children.
    "I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I'm very proud of that," he once told the AP. "But I've always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I'd like to think I'm a caring human being. ... It's nice to feel that you have a purpose."
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  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Northern Virginia
    Anybody that publicly called William Westmoreland a horse's ass is alright with me.

    Rest in peace. Sir!

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