Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies
By MITCH STACY and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press The Associated Press
Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:46 PM EST
US News WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname.
The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 from complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: "The Bear."http://bigstory.ap.org/articl