Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, more commonly known as Stormin' Norman, died Thursday at 78.
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GlobalPost's Samantha Stainburn previously reported on the death of the general who commanded Operation Desert Storm in 1991. According to The New York Times, he died due to complications from pneumonia.
Schwarzkopf may have been given his nickname because of his curt nature, but a look back at his life and career in pictures shows that he wasn't always as abrupt as his reputation led the public to believe.