General Norman Schwarzkopf passed away at the age of 78.

Norman Schwarzkopf, the retired general best known for his command of Desert Storm, died Thursday at age 78. His career was remembered by politicians and fellow members of the military, who eulogized him as, in the words of Colin Powell, "a great

Norman Schwarzkopf was truly a hero. He commanded U.S. troops that crushed Iraqi forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and he received the presidential Medal of Freedom from President George H.W. Bush. He is the greatest U.S. general of all time.

Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., the hard-charging U.S. Army general whose forces smashed the Iraqi army in the 1991 Gulf War, has died at the age of 78, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the blunt, bulldog-like commander of U.S.-led coalition forces in the first Persian Gulf War, died Thursday in Florida. He was 78.