Congressional Tribute to Schwarzkopf

General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Military Central Command and commander-in-chief of the coalition forces during… read more

General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Military Central Command and commander-in-chief of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf war, addressed members of House of Representatives and Senate in a special congressional tribute in the House chamber. Gen. Schwarzkopf thanked Congress for supplying the U.S. military with the finest equipment available and thanked the American people for their support during the war. He also expressed support for the U.S. troops who fought the war, saying, “We were the United States military. And we are damn proud of it.” Gen. Schwarzkopf said he would retire in a few months, but indicated he did not know what he would do following his retirement. Standing ovations from the members of both houses frequently interrupted the general’s remarks. Prior to the speech, the House of Representatives conducted House business, including voting on approving the journal. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
17861-1
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Joint Session of Congress
Format:
Joint Meeting
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 8, 1991

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  • May 08, 1991 | 10:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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