H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF COMBINATION!! - HFSID 285751
Sale Price $3,400.00
FOUR STARS WORN BY GENERAL SCHWARZKOPF!
H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF. 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, Washington. Schwarzkopf became a full four star General in 1988. Two years later, General Schwarzkopf became Commander in Chief of U.S. Forces in Operation Desert Shield, after Iraq attacked Kuwait. Between August, 1990 and January, 1991, he assembled 765,000 troops from 28 countries (541,000 were American), hundreds of ships, thousands of planes and tanks. When prolonged negotiations failed to get Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Desert Shield became Desert Storm. On January 16, 1991, Allied forces carried out a six-week aerial bombardment of Iraq. On February 28, 1991, Iraq capitulated to U.N. demands for Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait, and U.S. military operations ended. General Schwarzkopf retired from the Army in 1992. His decorations include five Distinguished Service Medals, three Silver Stars, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Order of the Legion of Honor, and decorations from France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Five items. Fine condition.
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