Retired General “Stormin'” Norman Schwarzkopf, who most famously commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died due to complications from pneumonia. He was 78. And while he became a household name after the first Desert Storm Operation, and one of the nation’s most decorated military heroes, he famously said that war itself and the bloodshed that went with it didn’t appeal to him. “I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war,” he said. “Good generalship is a realization of that. You’ve got to try and figure out how to accomplish your mission with a minimum loss of human life.” So he was a good guy. But I’ve always thought the most interesting thing about him was the fact that his father was the lead investigator on the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping case. HOW COOL IS THAT? Can you imagine growing up around THAT dinner table?
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