H. Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday at age 78, leaving behind a Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies of United States Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the. Norman Schwarzkopf was a U.S. commander and general who served in wars His career included commanding forces in Grenada and the Persian Gulf War. Their father was Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who served in World War I Norman Schwarzkopf died on December 27, , at his home in Tampa, Florida. Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr was a United States Army general, actor, and voice actor. While serving as Commander-in -chief, United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Gulf War. H. Norman Schwarzkopf , U.S. Commander in Gulf War, Dies at 78, New York City, New York: The New York Times. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, He became an instantly recognisable figure during the Gulf War with his. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the general credited with leading U.S. -allied forces to a victory in the first Gulf War, has died at age. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the American -led forces that crushed Iraq in the Persian Gulf war and became the.