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Date of Birth 22 August 1934Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 27 December 2012Tampa, Florida, USA  (complications from pneumonia)
Birth NameHerbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
Nickname Stormin' Norman
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Norman Schwarzkopf was born on August 22, 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. He was an actor, known for Schwarzkopf: How the War Was Won (1991), The Gulf War (1996) and The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm (2001). He was married to Brenda Holsinger. He died on December 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

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Brenda Holsinger (6 July 1968 - 27 December 2012) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (22)

General, US Army (retired). He retired in 1992.
Commander of Coalition forces in the Gulf War (1991)
Given an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II (1991).
His father was Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who was the first Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and narrated the popular 1930s radio series "Gangbusters" that was broadcast over CBS on Wednesday evenings. Each episode opened with the sounds of marching feet, gunshots, sirens and screeching brakes, followed by a strident voice saying, "Calling the police! Calling the G-men! Calling all Americans to war on the underworld!" Such was the cultural impact of the series that it gave rise to the expression, "coming on like gangbusters," as in anything having unusual force with expeditious consequences. The programs were based on factual incidents and closed with various descriptions of wanted criminals; many of whom were apprehended due to avid listener participation.
As head of the New Jersey State Police, his father Col. Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf arrested Bruno Richard Hauptmann in 1934 and oversaw his conviction (1935) and execution (1936) for the infamous kidnap-murder of the baby of American hero Charles Lindbergh.
Cousin of actress Marianna Hill.
He was inducted in the 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to the military.
Last name means "black head" in German, in the context of a worker with a sweaty, dirt-covered brow.
Schwarzkopf's father, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, was portrayed by Peter Donat in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) and by J.T. Walsh in Crime of the Century (1996).
His Brigade Commander during his second tour in Vietnam (1969-1970) was Col. Joe Clemons, who was portrayed--as Lt. Joe Clemons--by Gregory Peck in the Korean War film Pork Chop Hill (1959)).
It was his command and control helicopter that evacuated his division commander and Lt. Col.--later Gen.--Colin Powell) in an incident that earned Powell the Soldier's Medal.
Served 2 tours in Vietnam, 1965-1966 and 1969-1970.
Was the commander of the battalion (1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment) depicted in the TV movie Friendly Fire (1979).
Served as Army advisor/Deputy Commander for Operation Urgent Fury in 1983.
Is a 1956 graduate of the U S Military Academy at West Point, New York, and returned to teach there before each of his tours to Vietnam.
His father Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf so hated his first name that he gave his son the initial "H" only.
On a second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1970, Lieutenant-Colonel Schwarzkopf, 37, was heading the Americal Division's 1st. Battalion, 6th Infantry, 198th Brigade, when a section of its company became trapped in a mine field. Schwarzkopf was the first to arrive at the scene in a helicopter and oversaw the immediate evacuation of the wounded. The factual events that unfold are depicted in the telefeature, Friendly Fire (1979), based on the book by C.D.B. Bryan. Schwarzkopf's pseudonymous character, Col. Byron Schindler, is portrayed by William Jordan.
Attended Valley Forge Military Academy before appointment to West Point.
Received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1964 from the University of Southern California. Later attended the U.S. Army War College.
Received his fourth star and became a full general in 1988.
Has a sister.
Had taught mechanics to Maj. Gen. Bob Scales at West Point.

Personal Quotes (3)

[Interview in 2003] Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

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