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One of the most distinguished members of our community died on December 27 of complications from pneumonia. General Norman Schwarzkopf was best known
for his role in "Operation Desert Storm", commanding the allied forces of 34 nations that successfully drove Saddam Hussein's army out of Kuwait
He was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1934. At age 12, he accompanied his family to Tehran - where his father was to organize and train the
Iranian police force - and was enrolled at Community School. It was his first introduction to the Middle East. In a letter to our community dated
July 12, 1991 (on the upcoming reunion in Los Angeles), he stated " Those who attended Community School are a select group, bonded by a proud
heritage of having lived in one of the most exotic countries of the world. Each of us will carry a bit of Tehran and the Community School with
us for the rest of our lives. Education is the foundation upon which we base our adult lives, and the building blocks given by a school so far
from our native land were unique and one-of-a-kind..."
General Schwarzkopf graduated from West Point in 1956 and began a distinguished military career that included service in Vietnam. He was a
member of Mensa.
Known to his troops as "The Bear" - for his massive physique and his fierce protectiveness of the men under his command - General Schwarzkopf
retired from the military after the First Gulf War in 1992. A highly decorated officer, he eschewed entering politics, as many encouraged him
to do, and chose to live quietly in Tampa, Florida, devoting his time to supporting various charities and community activities.
Our condolences to his family.
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