Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, RIP Sir

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf is a great American for many reasons. His strong leadership in Desert Storm enabled victory. On a personal level, I read the General’s book (It Doesn’t Take a Hero) before I enlisted. It inspired me to push harder on my pre-Boot Camp PT:

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands at ease with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia

Rest in Peace, Stormin’ Norman. . .

War in the Air

So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best. What was the heavy pounding of your Homeric swordsmen, what was the creaking charge of chariots, besides this swift rush, this crash, this giddy triumph, this headlong sweep to death?  –H. G. Wells, The World Set Free