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National Guard members remember Schwarzkopf after his death

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Schwarzkopf served as Grand Marshal of the 1991 KDF Parade. Schwarzkopf served as Grand Marshal of the 1991 KDF Parade.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The family of retired General Norman Schwarzkopf, 78, announced  he died from complications of pneumonia.

Schwarzkopf commanded the United States led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait during the first Gulf War in 1991.

Members of Kentucky National Guard recalled fond memories of the General, "Schwartzkopf was a great leader, when Hilbrecht served under his as a tank platoon commander during Desert Storm," said Lieutenant Colonel Kirk Hulbrecht.

Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" due to his explosive temper.

He was the Grand Marshal of the Kentucky Derby Festival Parade in 1991.

Schwarzkopf died in Tampa, Florida where he lived after his retirement.

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