Thursday, December 27, 2012

RIP Norman Schwarzkopf

We are losing a generation of heroes.  Charles Durning.  Daniel Inouye.  Now Norman Schwarzkopf.

RIP General Schwarzkopf
In 1966 he volunteered for Vietnam and served two tours, first as a U.S. adviser to South Vietnamese paratroops and later as a battalion commander in the U.S. Army's Americal Division. He earned three Silver Stars for valor -- including one for saving troops from a minefield -- plus a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and three Distinguished Service Medals. 
While many career officers left military service embittered by Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was among those who opted to stay and help rebuild the tattered Army into a potent, modernized all-volunteer force...

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