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Funeral scheduled for Gen. Schwarzkopf

  • Associated Press
  • January 15, 2013 - 3:19 PM

TAMPA, Fla. - The funeral for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf will be held at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York.

A West Point spokesman said Tuesday that the retired general's family has scheduled the funeral for Feb. 28. Schwarzkopf was a 1956 graduate of the academy.

Schwarzkopf commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991. He was 78 when he died in Tampa on Dec. 27.

He lived in retirement in the city, where he had served in his last military assignment as head of U.S. Central Command.

At the peak of his postwar national celebrity, Schwarzkopf rejected suggestions that he run for office. After he retired from the military, he was active in raising money for Tampa-area charities.

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