- NAME: Norman Schwarzkopf
- OCCUPATION: General
- BIRTH DATE: August 22, 1934
- DEATH DATE: December 27, 2012
- EDUCATION: University of Southern California, West Point
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Trenton, New Jersey
- PLACE OF DEATH: Tampa, Florida
- Full Name: Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
- Nickname: "Stormin' Norman"
- AKA: H. Norman Schwarzkopf
- AKA: Norman Schwarzkopf
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Some speculated that the popular general might make a bid for public office, but he chose to focus on other interests instead. Schwarzkopf supported a number of charities, including children's organizations. He also worked for the conservation of grizzly bears and campaigned to raise awareness about prostate cancer.
Schwarzkopf didn't stay away from military matters completely, however. In 2003,
the retired four-star general spoke out against the invasion of Iraq under President George W. Bush. He felt that the potential outcomes of the military action had not been fully considered. "What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That's a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan," he said, according to the Associated Press.
Norman Schwarzkopf died on December 27, 2012, at his home in Tampa, Florida. Former president George H.W. Bush remembered him as "a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation," adding "Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the 'duty, service, country' creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man, and a dear friend." Schwarzkopf was survived by his wife Brenda and their three children.
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