Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf through the years

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded coalition forces during the Gulf War, died Thursday, a U.S. official said. He was 78. Operation Desert Shield commander Schwarzkopf, center, with U.S. Special Forces soldiers in US-led allied gulf crisis-containing operations on September 27, 1990.

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded coalition forces during the Gulf War, died Thursday, a U.S. official said. He was 78. Operation Desert Shield commander Schwarzkopf, center, with U.S. Special Forces soldiers in US-led allied gulf crisis-containing operations on September 27, 1990.