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Norman Schwarzkopf: 1934 - 2012

When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1991 to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.

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Sept. 14, 1990: Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia at the time, answers questions during an interview in Riyadh.
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Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is seen in a 1991 file photo.

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Dec. 19, 1990: Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. forces in the Gulf, left, confers with Saudi Arabian Lt. Gen. Khalid Bin Sultan, commander of multinational forces in the area, in Riyadh.

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Jan. 12, 1991: Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands at ease with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia.

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Jan. 13, 1991: Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. troops in the Gulf, gazes from the window of his small jet on his way out to visit U.S. troops in the desert in Saudi Arabia.

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Jan. 27, 1991: Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf points to row of photos of Kuwait's Ahmadi Sea Island Terminal on fire after a U.S. attack on the facility.

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June 8, 1991: Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and President George Bush watch the National Victory Parade from the viewing stand in Washington. Schwarzkopf led his troops in the parade, and then joined Bush in the reviewing stand.

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April 23, 1991: Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf looks on as President George Bush speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden. Bush praised the general for leading a "fantastic" effort to fulfill U.S. obligations in the Gulf and for helping to build "unbelievable" morale on the home front.

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July 4, 1991: President George Bush congratulates Desert Storm commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf after presenting him with the Medal of Freedom at the White House.

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April 22, 1991: Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf waves to the crowd after a military band played a song in his honor at welcome home ceremonies at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.

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Jan. 29, 1997: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the Persian Gulf War illness.

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May 27, 2006: Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf attends the commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

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Norman Schwarzkopf: 1934 - 2012

When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1991 to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.

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