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What It Was Like To Serve With Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

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Keith Lassiter served 13 years with Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, first in Operation Desert Storm and then later at U.S. Central Command in Tampa.

Lassiter was in Tampa this week and met with Schwarzkopf. He shared some memories of serving with Schwarzkopf with WUSF's John O'Connor.

Lassiter says Schwarzkopf hated his famous nickname, Stormin' Norman, and shied away from the notoriety he earned during the first Gulf War.