Four Star Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf has passed away, which brings much sadness to a nation that owes him much ["A stormin' legacy," News, Dec. 28]. Stormin' Norman, as he was called, was a general's general, which in my view is due to his commitment to winning whatever war or battle he was fighting for America.

He was a highly decorated veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, was wounded twice and earned three Silver Stars for bravery, as well as drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait in 1991 and won the Gulf War. In addition, he showed great concern for those who served under him.

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I salute a fellow veteran who was a brave soldier and a great American.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr., Glen Oaks Village