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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, answers questions during an interview in Riyadh. (Sept. 14, 1990)

Norman Schwarzkopf through the years

Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, died Dec. 27, 2012. He was 78.

U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of
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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command in Saudi Arabia during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait in September 1990. He was known popularly as “Stormin’ Norman” for his notoriously explosive temper.

U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of
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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, answers questions during an interview in Riyadh. (Sept. 14, 1990)

U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf accompanies Saudi
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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf accompanies Saudi Arabian King Fahd as he reviews U.S. troops at an air base in eastern Saudi Arabia. (Jan. 7, 1991)

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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is shown with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. (Jan. 12, 1991)

U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands in
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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands in front of a tank during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. (Jan. 12, 1991)

U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of
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U.S. Army 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. (Jan. 13, 1991)

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

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

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U.S Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, left, looks
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U.S Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, left, looks on as President George H.W. Bush speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden in Washington. (April 23, 1991)

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U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and President George Bush watch the National Victory Parade from the viewing stand in Washington. (June 8, 1991)

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

Retired U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf attends
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Retired U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf attends the commencement ceremony at his alma mater, the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1956 with an engineering degree. (May 27, 2006)

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