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Diboll veteran remembers military hero

Norman Schwarzkopf (Source:CNN) Norman Schwarzkopf (Source:CNN)

This week the nation said goodbye to one of its most celebrated military heroes.

Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday; Schwarzkopf oversaw U.S. Forces after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.

To troops he was known as "Stormin Norman" and one East Texas veteran calls him a troop general and said he made it a point to talk to his troops.

"He was a good ole boy and took care of the troops, he left a great legacy for future leaders in our armed services, how he led, especially the troops in Iraq," said Jeff Cannon, Air Force Disabled Veteran,

Schwarzkopf died from complications related to pneumonia in Tampa, Florida.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, two daughters and a son.

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