She died on August 3, 2006 in Schruns, Vorarlberg, Austria. Schwarzkopf is survived by his wife Brenda, a son, Christian, and two daughters, Cynthia and Jessica. [106], The air campaign proved to be a success by achieving air superiority and destroying the Iraqi military's communications network, supplies, and many tanks and armored vehicles. Schwarzkopf and his group fought continuously for several days. [121] Queen Elizabeth II honorarily knighted Schwarzkopf and he was awarded many other military accolades from foreign countries. He would always say he wasn't the hero; the heroes were the young men and women we sent into battle. Norman Rockwell illustrated covers for 'The Saturday Evening Post' for 47 years. US NEWS SCHWARZKOPF-OBIT 5 ZUM.JPG . He was then called to an emergency meeting with US President George H. W. Bush, where his Internal Look '90 strategic plans were made the basis of a potential counteroffensive plan. On May 28, 1970, Schwarzkopf landed his helicopter when discovering troops of B Company who had stumbled into a minefield. [121] Schwarzkopf indicated a desire to retire from the military in mid-1991. [121] He felt it was a mistake to send U.S. Army Reserve troops into the country without adequate training. He was assigned as executive officer to the chief of staff at MACV headquarters, based at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon. However, he refused medical evacuation or to relinquish command until the objective had been captured and so he was awarded a second Silver Star and a Purple Heart. [119] His accomplishments were praised very differently from commanders who returned from the Vietnam and Korean Wars. The good relationship between the allied commanders allowed their forces to co-operate effectively during the operation. In 2003, the retired four-star general spoke out against the invasion of Iraq under President George W. Bush. Some speculated that the popular general might make a bid for public office, but he chose to focus on other interests instead. [72] He held the post for 14 months before returning to the Pentagon as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans in August 1987. His career included commanding forces in Grenada and the Persian Gulf War. My family, friends, neighbors and church family; every morning I get up, go downstairs and look outside and the first thing I say is, “This is the day that the lord has made. He shared his life experiences in his autobiography, It Doesn't Take a Hero, which was published the following year. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was born on December 9, 1915 in Jarotschin, Prussia, Germany as Olga Maria Elisabeth Frederike Schwarzkopf. Among the many honors he received was the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002. He was quick to award praise and medals to the troops, part of what he saw as restoring pride in the US armed forces after the Vietnam War. [144], In fact, Schwarzkopf believed extensive press coverage would help build public support for the war and raise morale. [79] In early 1990, he drafted a war plan, Operations Plan 1002-90, titled "Defense of the Arabian Peninsula," which envisioned an Iraqi invasion of Saudi Arabia through Kuwait. [74], In July 1985, Schwarzkopf began an 11-month assignment as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans at the Pentagon. Gov. [101] In spite of the co-operation, he later said that he considered the Arab troops to be the least effective of the war. He pushed for offensive combat over defensive operations in the Gulf War. If you are accessing TIME.com on a public computer, you are advised not to click on the "Remember me" option. He would later push for more policies to make joint warfare, and interservice co-operation standard practice in warfare. One of the most famous operatic sopranos of the twentieth century, as famous for her looks as for her voice. Nicknamed "Stormin' Norman," General Norman Schwarzkopf was known for his fiery temper and his keen strategic mind. Norm, who was 78 when he died Dec. 27, was the face and spirit of Operation Desert Storm: Stormin' Norman. [121], Following his retirement, Schwarzkopf attained a status as celebrity, and was highly praised in the news media. Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions. Outside of charity work, what inspires you? [108] Bush then gave Hussein an ultimatum to withdraw from Kuwait by 12:00 on February 23 or Schwarzkopf's ground forces would attack. Though he declined to identify Iraq specifically as a threat, he noted a regional conflict was the most likely event to destabilize the region and that noted Iraq's ceasefire with Iran meant it was continuing to grow and modernize its military. Many of her recordings for EMI are still classical best sellers - among them two versions of "The Merry Widow", recordings of "The Magic Flute" and Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" conducted by. He would usually not attack media coverage, even if negative, unless he felt it was blatantly incorrect. Bush remembered him as "a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation," adding "Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the 'duty, service, country' creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises. Schwarzkopf then attended the U.S. Army War College the following year. He led the Pegasus Parade at the Kentucky Derby and was an honorary guest at the Indianapolis 500. As the buildup continued, Schwarzkopf was occupied with planning an offensive operation against the Iraqi units along the border, sometimes working 18-hour days in planning, assisted by a close group of aides.