WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Jim Inhofe remembered General Norman Schwarzkopf on Friday.
"General Schwarzkopf will be most remembered for his commanding role during the first Gulf War that expelled Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait. I will always remember the humility and candor of this American hero. Our country has lost a true patriot, an expert tactician and strategist, a leader, and a Soldier’s Soldier. Kay and I offer our deepest condolences to his wife Brenda and his entire family."
Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. He was 78.
A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.
He lived in retirement in Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command. That is the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.
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