“Stormin’ Norman”was a name the media gave him; but, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for that moniker. He preferred what his troops called him, “The Bear.”
He was the charismatic, yet personally humble, leader of our troops in the Gulf War. They trusted him. And they knew that the “Bear” had their backs.
After his military career, like so many US veterans, he continued to serve. He refused to enter politics. But General Norman Schwarzkopf helped raise millions for children non-profits.
“I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I’m very proud of that,” he once told The Associated Press. “But I’ve always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I’d like to think I’m a caring human being. … It’s nice to feel that you have a purpose.”
Schwarzkopf is survived by his wife, Brenda, and their three children: Cynthia, Jessica and Christian.
God bless Norman Schwarzkopf! He was a true American patriot. He is worthy of our honor and remembrance.
Sir, thank you, sir.