Norman Schwarzkopf

I was passing through the Atlanta airport last year when a German couple came out of an elevator and spotted me. As they walked past, the husband turned to his wife and said, "Frieda, Frieda, look, it's General Schwarzkopf." I smiled and didn't try to correct them. Norm, who was 78 when he died Dec. 27, was the face and spirit of Operation Desert Storm: Stormin' Norman. He would always say he wasn't the hero; the heroes were the young men and women we sent into battle. True enough, but he and his officers were the ones who prepared them, inspired...

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