Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf buried at West Point

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 3:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 4:04 PM

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has ushered his late friend Norman Schwarzkopf back to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

At a service for Schwarzkopf on Thursday, Powell said simply: "Norman Schwarzkopf, Class of '56, has come home."

Schwarzkopf and Powell are linked in memory by the first Gulf War, when then-Gen. Schwarzkopf led the lightning fast assault to push Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 while Powell was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Schwarzkopf was 78 when he died of complications from pneumonia in Tampa on Dec. 27.

He graduated from the academy in 1956 and will be buried at West Point.

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