Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
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Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the U.S. led coalition that drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, died today in Tampa, Florida.  He was 78.

Because of his explosive temper, he was known as "Stormin' Norman. In Vietnam, he was a much decorated combat soldier.

Former President George H.W. Bush, currently hospitalized and in I.C.U., released a statement calling Schwarzkopf "a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation."

A cause of death wasn't immediately known.