TLS: "N Schwarzkopf"
as General, U.S. Army,
Retired. 1p, 7x8½. Tampa, Florida, 1998 April 16
. To Ken. In full: "This is in response to
your letter of 15 February in which you asked that I send you a piece of memorabilia.
Enclosed is one set of the stars that I wore during the time I was a general officer. I
hope it will find a place in your extensive collection." General Schwarzkopf has added
the word "set" in his hand and the four silver stars (one set) is present.
Each star is
approximately one square inch in size. Almost immediately after receiving his first star in
1983, Brigadier General Schwarzkopf was leading troops into battle.
A coup had taken
place on the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada
. Grenadian revolutionaries were building an
airfield which U.S. intelligence suspected would be used to supply insurgents in Central
America. General Schwarzkopf was placed in command of U.S. ground forces. The coup was
thwarted. Schwarzkopf was promoted to Major General (second star)
and given command
of the 24th Mechanized Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. In 1986, he received his
third star (Lieutenant General)
and took command of the U.S. I Corps at Fort Lewis,