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General Norman Schwarzkopf passes away

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

A very familiar face on the world scene and right here at home is gone Monday night.

Remember "The Bear?"  General Norman Schwarzkopf?  

He commanded Fort Stewart and the twenty-fourth Infantry Division back in the 1980's. Then moved on and commanded Coalition Forces that massed in Saudi Arabia and eventually drove Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.

Schwarzkopf moved on to central command in Tampa and then retired. Often considered as a presidential contender, but never getting in the race. General Schwarzkopf died at his Tampa home Thursday from complications of pneumonia. General Norman Schwarzkopf was seventy- eight.

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