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About Norman Schwarzkopf
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., also known by the nicknames "Stormin' Norman" and "The Bear", was a highly decorated United States Army general best remembered for commanding the United States-led coalition that drove the forces of Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War between 1990 and 1991. His other notable battles include the Vietnam War, for which his extraordinary gallantry earned him three Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts, among other medals.
He was married to Brenda Holsinger from 1968 until his death in 2012. He fathered three children with Brenda.
He was notorious for having an extremely explosive temper, which earned him the popular nickname "Stormin' Norman".
For his leadership during the Gulf War, he was lavished with numerous prestigious honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George H.W. Bush and an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
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Famous quotes by Norman Schwarzkopf
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.Norman Schwarzkopf
As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.Norman Schwarzkopf
First of all, Saddam did not win the war, even though he says he did, I mean, you know, that's a joke and everybody in the world knows it.Norman Schwarzkopf
Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.Norman Schwarzkopf
Had the United States and the United Kingdom gone on alone to capture Baghdad, under the provisions of the Geneva and Hague conventions we would have been considered occupying powers and therefore would have been responsible for all the costs of maintaining or restoring government, education and other services for the people of Iraq.Norman Schwarzkopf
He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man.Norman Schwarzkopf
I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war.Norman Schwarzkopf
I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.Norman Schwarzkopf
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.Norman Schwarzkopf
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.Norman Schwarzkopf
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.Norman Schwarzkopf
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.Norman Schwarzkopf
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.Norman Schwarzkopf
War is a profane thing.Norman Schwarzkopf
Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I also have, you know, have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else, this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion.Norman Schwarzkopf
You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.Norman Schwarzkopf
Norman Schwarzkopf's Popularity
Norman Schwarzkopf was a famous United States Army general and recipient of the Purple Heart medal, who was born on August 22, 1934. As a person born on this date, Norman Schwarzkopf is listed in our database as the 22nd most popular celebrity for the day (August 22) and the 35th most popular for the year (1934).
People born on August 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Norman Schwarzkopf is the 615th most popular Leo.
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