Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf's four-star insignia is worth $4,200 to a businessman, who plunked down that amount for a piece of history at a Red Cross benefit in Tacoma, Wash. The stars were worn by Schwarzkopf while he was commander of Operation Desert Storm during the Persian Gulf war. Kimo Yoshikawa, who owns Balloon Specialities, gave the winning bid Friday night at an auction to benefit the Tacoma-Pierce County Red Cross. The stars were accompanied by an autograph and photo of the general. "In a lifetime, you don't often run into an opportunity to purchase something like this," Yoshikawa said. "You can't take an opportunity like this and not give it an honest shot. It's like a game of poker. You've got to know what you've got going in. And I figured whether I got them or not, I was helping a good cause."