General | Trenton (1934)
Born in Trenton and raised in Lawrenceville, Norman Schwarzkopf went on to become one of the most distinguished military leaders of the 20th century. Before he became the very visible commander during the Gulf War, General Schwarzkopf had a very distinguished military career, which took him to a high position in the Pentagon. He was beloved by his men, no doubt because of his philosophy, “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” His awards are too numerous to mention, but include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Purple Heart and France’s Legion of Honor. The son of the head of the New Jersey State Police, General Schwarzkopf makes us proud of the great men and women in our Armed Forces.