Gulf War

General Norman Schwarzkopf in 1991 - the year of the Gulf war. Photo: MCT

General Norman Schwarzkopf, military hero of Gulf war, dies at 78

Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012

General Norman Schwarzkopf commanded the US-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Gulf war to become America's most acclaimed military hero since the mid-century exploits of generals Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur.