Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded coalition forces during the Gulf War, died Thursday. He was 78.
After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, Schwarzkopf directed 700,000 coalition troops that engaged in a six-week air assault of Iraqi forces in January 1991. That was followed by a swift ground campaign that pushed Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait.
Former President George H.W. Bush, who is hospitalized, said the general was a “true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation.”
Rest in peace, General. You were one of the greats.