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Schwarzkopf funeral to be Feb. 28 at West Point

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 09:27 AM

TAMPA

Funeral services for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf will be held at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York.

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

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 Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as head of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base.

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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