Norman Schwarzkopf and a Vietnamese paratrooper assist a wounded comrade after a mortar attack on August 7, 1965. Schwarzkopf died Dec. 27, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. He was 78.
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General Norman Schwarzkopf, Central Command forces commander for the "Desert Shield" operations, listens to President George H.W. Bush speak at the Pentagon in 1990.
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U.S. Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, answers questions during an interview in Riyadh on Sept. 14, 1990.
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Saudi Arabian King Fahd, left, stands at attention with Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf,commander of U.S. troops in the Gulf, during the king's visit to review U.S. and allied troops in Hafar Al-Batin, eastern Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Jan. 6, 1991.
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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf is shown at ease during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 12, 1991.
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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf raises his fist to the crowd during his homecoming salute on May 5, 1991, at Tampa Stadium. More than 28,000 people packed the stadium to honor Schwarzkopf and the troops that served in the Persian Gulf.
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Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, Gen. Colin Powell, and Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, receive the keys to New York City prior to a parade on June, 10, 1991.
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General Norman Schwarzkopf smiles after receiving the "Order of Kuwait" award from the Emir, Sheik Jaber Al-Sabah, during a ceremony at the Bayan Palace on July 22, 1991. The medal is Kuwait's highest honor.
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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf testifies on Capitol Hill on Jan. 29, 1997, before a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the Persian Gulf War illness.
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Former General Norman Schwarzkopf claps and sings during a visit to a Tampa camp for kids with cancer on August 7, 1999.
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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf talks with Gen. Tommy Franks before Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Tampa, Fla.
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President George W. Bush is introduced by retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of Operation Desert Storm, during a campaign rally at Legends Field on Oct. 31, 2004, in Tampa, Fla.
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