Norman Schwarzkopf, the US general who drove Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait in 1991 as commander of the lightning campaign known as Operation Desert Storm, died Thursday at the age of 78.
Picture shows US General Norman Schwarzkopf (R) being decorated as Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, July 24, 1991, by France's General Maurice Schmitt. Schwarzkopf, the US general who led Operation Desert Storm, which liberated Kuwait from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1991, has died at the age of 78, a US official said Thursday.
Schwarzkopf, an American hero known popularly as "Stormin' Norman," died in Tampa, where he retired after his last posting as head of US Central Command, which controls operations in the Middle East and South Asia.
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