Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who for many was the public face of the Gulf War, has passed away in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 78. He is being remembered on Twitter tonight as an American patriot and hero.
General Norman Schwarzkopf was an American Patriot, whose distinguished leadership and service for his country will be long remembered.
— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) December 28, 2012
RIP General Norman Schwarzkopf – one of the great American heroes. We thank him for his service.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 28, 2012
General Schwarzkopf was a great patriot. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 28, 2012
General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. has died. Stormin’ Norman – an American Patriot.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 28, 2012
RIP Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf.
— JaredHalpern (@JaredHalpern) December 28, 2012
General Swartzkopf was a great American hero. May God bless him for his service to America.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) December 28, 2012
Norman Schwarzkopf has died, and George HW Bush is on the brink. Hard to believe Desert Shield/Desert Storm were more than 20 yrs ago.
— Ian McCann (@imccanntx) December 28, 2012
RIP Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Died today in Tamp, FL. A true hero whose commitment to our country should never be forgotten.
— David C. (@TwittinSports) December 28, 2012
General Norman Schwarzkopf, thank you for your service to the country and may you rest in peace.
— Jeremy Davids (@HugeRedskinsFan) December 28, 2012
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”Norman SchwarzkopfRIP
— National Throws (@nationalthrows) December 28, 2012
As a Desert Storm vet, I’ll always have a soft spot for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. He spoke to our unit just before we attacked Iraq. RIP Bear
— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) December 28, 2012
Gen. Colin Powell says in statementhe’ll miss his friend, Gen. ‘Stormin Norman’ Schwarzkopf, ‘a great patriot and a great soldier.’
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) December 28, 2012
President George H.W. Bush, currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Houston, issued the following statement.
Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. A distinguished member of that Long Gray Line hailing from West Point, General Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the ‘duty, service, country’ creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great Nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend. Barbara and I send our condolences to his wife Brenda and his wonderful family.
Favorite Schwarzkopf wisecrack: going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.
— Jacob Weisberg (@jacobwe) December 28, 2012
Sad to hear of the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf. A truly great American and a hero.
— Alan Danzis (@adanzis) December 28, 2012
Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf, Vietnam Vet, master strategist of the 1992 Iraqi war, concerned with the safety of his men… Rest in Peace
— Matt (@Conlee) December 28, 2012
General Norman Schwarzkopf was the epitome of a soldier and Army leader. He earned it from his time in Vietnam through Desert Storm.
— Eric Bandazewski (@EricBandazewski) December 28, 2012
RIP General, Retired Gen Norman Schwarzkopf has died in Tampa, Fla. A man who cared about his men more than himself at all times,Rare breed.
— Ron Frazier Crossfac (@crossfacewrestl) December 28, 2012
RIP Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf class of ’56 you gave a life of admirable service. That is to be honored and respected
— Tanner Van Essen (@TannerVanEssen) December 28, 2012
Join me in praying for General Norman Schwarzkopf’s family at this time of loss. A great Patriot and a model warrior.
— Ryan Higgins (@RyanHigginsUS) December 28, 2012
My General is dead. May Norman Schwarzkopffinally experience the peace he so bravely fought for his whole life.
— scottinnj (@scottinnj) December 28, 2012
Our country has lost a great leader today. Rest In Peace General H. Norman Schwarzkopf…You’ve left an indelible mark on this nation
— Liz Kurantowicz (@mrskurantowicz) December 28, 2012
I had the honor of serving under Norman Schwarzkopf… I would have given my life to support his ideal & profound belief in way of life #RIP
—Verified EricLAA™ (@EricLAA) December 28, 2012
RIP Norman Schwarzkopf. The consummate American military man. Had a job to do, and did it as effectively as he could.
— Southern Gooner (@MartinArsenalFC) December 28, 2012
— GoldenEagle (@GoldenEagle) December 28, 2012
RIP Sir it was an honor to serve with you Gen.. You will be missed…. fb.me/2a6fgo8jU
— algnn.com (@algnn2012) December 28, 2012
— David Cascio (@DavidMCascio) December 28, 2012
BREAKING: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s sister says he died of complications from pneumonia. -RD
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 28, 2012