Under light rain and an overcast sky, retired General Norman Schwarzkopf and Kuwait's ambassador to the United States placed a wreath yesterday to honor the U.S. soldiers who died in connection with the Persian Gulf war.
The ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, attended by about 300 of the victims' family members, marked the eighth anniversary of the gulf war's end.
Schwarzkopf said the troops he commanded “willingly faced death so that others might be free.” Fighting back tears, Schwarzkopf looked at the audience: “They were truly, truly the best thing America has to offer the world. I'm sorry I couldn't bring them all back.”
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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