Norman Schwarzkopf : His Fiery Temper And His Strategic Mind

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Norman Schwarzkopf was born on August 22nd, 1934 in Trenton New Jersey. He graduated from West Point and fought in Vietnam War in 1983. Norman Schwarzkopf was nicknamed “Stormin’ Norman and was known for his fiery temper and his strategic mind. Schwarzkopf grew up with 2 older sisters named Ruth Ann and Sally. His was father was Colonel H, Norman Schwarzkopf who ended up serving in World War 1 and founded the New Jersey State Police. His father also worked on the famous 1932 kidnapping case of Charles Lindbergh son and then served in World War II. Schwarzkopf later want to school in Geneva, Switzerland and soon attended Valley Forge Military Academy. The military academy was at West Point where he played football and wrestled and was a…show more content…
Army War College that following year. On May 28th, 1970, Schwarzkopf had been commanding Americal first Battalion, the 6th Infantry Brigade in South Vietnams Batangan Peninsula when a portion of his Bravo company became trapped in a mine field. Commander and Lieutenant both had been badly wounded, and a med helicopter had been called for Schwarzkopf to be airborne in his helicopter with Captain Bob Trahbert, and his officer. Schwarzkopf had a major role being a part of the Gulf War. In 1988, a long running war between Iraq and Iran broke out in a ceasefire in August of that year. After the invasion of Grenada in 1983, he came home to a tumultuous welcoming that included a glittering ticker-tape parade up Broadway in footsteps of MacArthur Lindbergh and also the moon landing Apollo astronauts. When the general came back home after the war, he did tons of interviews on tvs about what the war was like and how it affected his troops and him as well. Within weeks after coming home, Norman Schwarzkopf had become a media and marketing phenomenon. 3 months afterwards, he ended up signing a $5 million contract with Bantam Books for the world rights to his memoirs. Postwar books, news reports and documentaries were all information the General restricted during the war ended to show Iraq’s elite republican Guard that had been a goal of war planners, had escaped from coordinated Marine and Army assault, had not been pursued. General Normans Schwarzkopf’s decision to stay

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