Transcript for 'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf Dies at 78
We begin with the death of a true military hero man that President Obama. Has called an American original he was -- four star general but most Americans is simply knew him as storming Norman. You go. In 1990 Norman Schwarzkopf was a little -- US army general looking towards retirement. A West Point graduate and decorated officer for his service in Vietnam. He'd spent his entire career in the army. But when Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein invaded neighboring Kuwait in 1990. Storm in Norman became a household name. Let me put it this way it's gonna take a long it takes for the Iraqis to get out of Kuwait -- United Nations resolutions -- -- -- As the leader of the US led international coalition that quickly drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. Schwarzkopf achieved rock star status. He returned from the Persian gulf a national hero and was awarded the medal of freedom -- service to his country. After retirement he declined offers from both parties to run for political office president George H. W. Bush issued a statement saying. General Norman Schwarzkopf epitomized the duty -- country creed that has defended our freedom and see this great nation through our most trying international crises. Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation.
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