General Schwarzkopf Address to Congress

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 the House of Representatives and the Senate in a special congressional tribute in the House chambers. In his remarks, Gen. Schwarzkopf thanked Congress and the executive branch 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. A military band, positioned inside the House chamber, performed before and after the general spoke. close

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General Schwarzkopf Address to Congress

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Program ID:
17878-1
Category:
House Highlight
Format:
House Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 8, 1991
Last Aired:
May 27, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 08, 1991 | 7:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 09, 1991 | 12:26am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 09, 1991 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 11, 1991 | 9:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 11, 1991 | 8:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 12, 1991 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 27, 1991 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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