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BonMallari
12-28-2012, 04:38 AM
I dont care what your views are about the Gulf War..We lost a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT in Stormin Norman...probably one of the greatest General's in the last 30 years

Thank You General for all you gave this country...you will be remembered and missed

road kill
12-28-2012, 06:53 AM
I dont care what your views are about the Gulf War..We lost a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT in Stormin Norman...probably one of the greatest General's in the last 30 years

Thank You General for all you gave this country...you will be remembered and missed
A truly great leader, one of the "Long Grey Line!!"


I find it telling that former President Bush, on his death bed, sent an incredible heart felt statement to the family of the General and to America addressing our loss.

Anyone hear from the Commander in Chief or the Whitehouse????

coachmo
12-28-2012, 08:15 AM
We've lost a true patriot and a genuine leader for sure. RIP General Schwarzkopf.

Thomas D
12-28-2012, 08:30 AM
Yes, a true American hero.
Interesting story:
Shortly after his retirement he gave an interview to one of the local Tampa stations. When asked if he was getting used to being a civilian, he recounted a story that helped him bring it into perspective.
Seems as if the trash/garbage trucks were going down his street and he was a little late in getting his container to the curb. He yelled at them to wait as they drove off. "Sorry, bud." was their reply as they kept driving.

He lived in an exclusive gated community which had several black Surburbans with tinted windows stationed at the four outside corners.

WindyCreek
12-28-2012, 09:02 AM
A great warrior and a true leader. As a Desert Storm Veteran I appreciated his vision and knowing what to do and when to do it! RIP General Schwarzkopf.

M&K's Retrievers
12-28-2012, 09:05 AM
A truly great leader, one of the "Long Grey Line!!"


I find it telling that former President Bush, on his death bed, sent an incredible heart felt statement to the family of the General and to America addressing our loss.

Anyone hear from the Commander in Chief or the Whitehouse????

I doubt you will.

Blackstone
12-28-2012, 09:11 AM
A truly great leader, one of the "Long Grey Line!!"


I find it telling that former President Bush, on his death bed, sent an incredible heart felt statement to the family of the General and to America addressing our loss.

Anyone hear from the Commander in Chief or the Whitehouse????

Statement by President Barack Obama, December 27, 2012: "With the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf, we've lost an American original. From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of United States Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the country and Army he loved. Our prayers are with the Schwarzkopf family, who tonight can know that his legacy will endure in a nation that is more secure because of his patriotic service."

road kill
12-28-2012, 09:21 AM
Statement by President Barack Obama, December 27, 2012: "With the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf, we've lost an American original. From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of United States Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the country and Army he loved. Our prayers are with the Schwarzkopf family, who tonight can know that his legacy will endure in a nation that is more secure because of his patriotic service."

That statement was issued THIS MORNING!

Blackstone
12-28-2012, 09:43 AM
That statement was issued THIS MORNING!

Perhaps, you just heard it this morning.

December 27, 2012 is the date that's going into the official Presidential archives.

Barack Obama: "Statement on the Death of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf," December 27, 2012. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=102802.

Here's Obama's quote from a Business Insider article dated Dec. 27th. Maybe they're clairvoyant.

http://www.businessinsider.com/norman-schwarzkopf-dead-death-george-bush-saddam-hussein-2012-12

Marvin S
12-28-2012, 10:04 AM
A magazine recently published an article about the loss of command ability among the higher ranking military leaders (if you can call them leaders). They noted that all too many of the generals of today are armchair generals who have never been around actual combat conditions.

The Tacoma Retriever club had a long tradition of inviting the generals out to shoot live birds at their field trials. General Schwarzkopf was among the last to do so. The majority of todays generals don't even hunt, which is :( unto itself. Needless to say the club has lost nearly all access to the fort that they used to enjoy.


Our society does not mold them in the manner Stormin Norman was molded. RIP

Blackstone
12-28-2012, 10:33 AM
Or maybe they're dishonest......carrying water for their chosen one.

Former President Bush beat him to the punch.
The state run media backtracked for Obama.
Nothing new from them.................

Well, I guess it could be a mass conspiracy to “carry water for the chosen one.” But, The American Presidential Project is non-partisan, and archives the press releases and Presidential papers of all Presidents. So, why would they alter the date?

Perhaps the Business Insider backdated their article to cover up Obama’s untimely response. But, they posted the article to the internet 15 hours ago, which means it would have been posted yesterday, the 27th. So, that would mean the entire internet is covering for Obama. Now, that’s what I call a conspiracy theory!

I don't know who made the first statement, but does it really matter if Bush made a statement first, or if Obama made a statement first?

road kill
12-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Well, I guess it could be a mass conspiracy to “carry water for the chosen one.” But, The American Presidential Project is non-partisan, and archives the press releases and Presidential papers of all Presidents. So, why would they alter the date?

Perhaps the Business Insider backdated their article to cover up Obama’s untimely response. But, they posted the article to the internet 15 hours ago, which means it would have been posted yesterday, the 27th. So, that would mean the entire internet is covering for Obama. Now, that’s what I call a conspiracy theory!

I don't know who made the first statement, but does it really matter if Bush made a statement first, or if Obama made a statement first?

I deleted my post, this is about a great General.
I was out of line.

stan b

Blackstone
12-28-2012, 11:33 AM
A magazine recently published an article about the loss of command ability among the higher ranking military leaders (if you can call them leaders). They noted that all too many of the generals of today are armchair generals who have never been around actual combat conditions.

The Tacoma Retriever club had a long tradition of inviting the generals out to shoot live birds at their field trials. General Schwarzkopf was among the last to do so. The majority of todays generals don't even hunt, which is :( unto itself. Needless to say the club has lost nearly all access to the fort that they used to enjoy.


Our society does not mold them in the manner Stormin Norman was molded. RIP

As hunters, we are a dying breed. That is unfortunate!