Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf Dies At Age 78

The former Gulf Storm commander died in Tampa, the AP reported.

1. He was awarded a silver star for personally leading trapped soliders out of a minefield in Vietnam and even carrying off some of the wounded he rescued.

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2. He was awarded a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam as well.

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3. He had three children and is pictured here with his daughter Cindy during her freshman year at Auburn.

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4. He was married to his wife Brenda for 44 years.

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5. He was first named a general in 1978.

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6. He is best known for successfully leading Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

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7. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush in 1991.

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8. He remained good friends with Colin Powell throughout his life.

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9. He retired from the military in 1991.

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10. After his retirement he worked to defeat prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 1993.

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