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Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf - West Point, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 41° 23.894 W 073° 58.005
18T E 586373 N 4583481
Quick Description: First Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and father of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2009 2:34:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM73R1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 5

Long Description:
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1917. He served in Europe upon graduation and returned to the United States to become the first Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. He is perhaps best known for his involvement in the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnapping case. Following his service as the head of the New Jersey State Police, he returned to military service during World War II. He retired from military service in 1953 with the rank of major general. General Schwarzkopf is the father of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., who commanded coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm. General Schwarzkopf died of lung cancer in 1958 and is resting in the United States Military Academy Cemetery in West Point, New York.

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Description:
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was born on August 28, 1895 in Newark, New Jersey. He attended the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1917. Following his graduation he was stationed in Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Force. After returning to the United States he was appointed by New Jersey Governor Edward Edwards to head the newly formed New Jersey State Police, where he personally trained the first 25-New Jersey State Troopers. During his time as Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, Schwarzkopf divided the department in to two troops. The northern troop used motorcycles to patrol the Mafia controlled areas around New York City while the southern troop were on horseback to crackdown on area moonshiners. Also while serving as Superintendent he became actively involved in the investigation surrounding the kidnapping of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., the one year old son of fames aviator Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. In 1936, Schwarzkopf was relieved of his duties at Superintendent of the State Police. During World War II he was promoted to brigadier general and sent to occupied Germany where he served as Deputy Provost Marshal for the entire U. S. Sector. In 1953 he retired from the Army with the rank of major general. General Schwarzkopf was later sent by the CIA to convince the exiled Shah of Iran (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) to return and seize power. After assisting in training the Iranian security forces that would later become known as SAVAK, General Schwarzkopf returned to the United States where he died of lung cancer on November 25, 1958. General H. Norman Schwarzkopf is buried at the United States Military Academy Post Cemetery in West Point, New York.


Date of birth: 08/28/1895

Date of death: 11/25/1958

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Daily: Dawn to Dusk

Fee required?: No

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