Dies Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the first Gulf War

Friday, 28 December 2012

Dies Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the first Gulf War


Brother Norman Schwarzkopf died on December 27, 2012, in Tampa, Florida, at age 78 due to complications from pneumonia. Schwarzkopf was a central pawn of the first Gulf War (1991) as its military commander. The American General born in 1934 in New Jersey took part in the Vietnam War and led Desert Storm operation.



After attending Valley Forge Military Academy, Schwarzkopf, an army brat, attended the United States Military Academy, where he graduated 43rd in his class in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also attended the University of Southern California, where he received a Master of Science in mechanical engineering in 1964. His special field of study was guided missile engineering, a program that USC developed with the Army, which incorporated both aeronautical and mechanical training. He later attended the U.S. Army War College.


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