In Memoriam: Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, center, transfers the reins of command of U.S. Central Command from U.S. Marine Corps Gen. George B. Crist, left, to Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Nov. 1, 1988. Schwarzkopf was a Vietnam veteran and one of the architects of the western flanking movement that helped to defeat the Iraqi army during the Gulf War in early 1991. As commander of U.S. Centcom, he led the international coalition assembled by then-President George H.W. Bush that expelled Iraqi troops who had invaded Kuwait in August 1990. DOD file photo
  • President George H.W. Bush, front, rides in a Humvee with with U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, during a visti to  troops in Saudi Arabia on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1990.  White House photo by David Valdez
  • Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Central Command commander, left, greets U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 23rd Communications Squadron during Operation Desert Shield, Jan. 23, 1991. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. H.H. Deffner
  • During a ceremony at defense forces headquarters, Maj. Gen. Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, minister of defense, presents Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, with a sword in recognition of his role in the Allied success during  Operation Desert Storm, March 26, 1991.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dean W. Wagner
  • Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, waves to troops assembled for his departure as he prepares to board a C-21A Learjet aircraft, April 20, 1991. Schwarzkopf has been visiting coalition forces stationed at Riyadh Air Base in Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joe Moore
  • President George H.W. Bush, left, and Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, walk to the reviewing stand at the beginning of the National Victory Celebration parade, June 8, 1991.  The day-long celebration was being held in honor of the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.  DOD file photo
  • Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, center, salutes as he arrives in front of the reviewing stand at the head of the National Victory Celebration parade.  The day-long celebration, June 8, 1991, was being held in honor of the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.  DOD file photo
  • Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, accompanied by his wife, Brenda, waves to the cheering crowd during the welcome home parade honoring the men and women who served in Desert Storm, June 10, 1991.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Hans Deffner
  • Army Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, Army Gen.  H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, and his wife, Brenda, ride in the welcome home parade, June 10, 1991, to honor the men and women who served in Desert Storm.  U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Wetterman
  • U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, talks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Barry McCaffrey, commanding general, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), while at the tent city of the 18th  Airborne Corps, Jan. 1, 1992. Schwarzkopf is visiting Allied units that took part in Operation Desert Storm. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dean W. Wagner
  • U.S. Army Gen. Norman H. Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, arrives by helicopter at a desert command to visit with U.S. and international troops during Operation Desert Shield, April 1, 1992.  DOD file photo
  • U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command,  emerges from a camouflaged trench in the desert while visiting with troops from other countries during Operation Desert Shield, April 1, 1992.  DOD file photo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Norman H. Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks to U.S. soldiers inside a hangar while visiting a base camp during Operation Desert Shield, April 1, 1992.  DOD file photo
  • Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Central Command, right, consults with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, May 14, 1992, as the leaders took part in a meeting to discuss the allied military coalition in Operation Desert Shield.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. H. H. Deffner
  • Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf gives an acceptance speech after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award during a ceremony in Shreveport, La., Sept. 12, 2002. The Patriot Award is the society's highest award, presented to a distinguished American who exemplifies the ideals that make the United States strong.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael A. Kaplan