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    Default RIP General Norman Schwarzkopf

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    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????
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    We've lost a true patriot and a genuine leader for sure. RIP General Schwarzkopf.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    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."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    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/norma...ussein-2012-12

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    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
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