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Colin Powell dies at Walter Reed of COVID-19 Complications

Colin Powell, 84, died early this morning, Monday, October 18, 2021, at Walter Reed National Medical Center according to a

statement from his family on Facebook:

General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.
The Powell Family

World Justice Project:

Former Secretary of State
For over fifty years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world. 

The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell was born in Harlem in April 1937 and was raised in the South Bronx. He was educated in the New York City public schools and after graduating from Morris High School attended the City College of New York where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. It was not until he joined the Army ROTC program at CCNY that he discovered his calling and launched his military career. He received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in 1958 and went on to serve in the United States Army for 35 years, rising to the rank of Four-Star General. (information from World Justice Project) read more

Military Times:

The first African-American Secretary of State, Powell, was a central figure in U.S. foreign policy dating back to his time as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 1989-1993. During this time, he oversaw planning for the invasion of Panama in 1989 and operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

In 2001, Powell was appointed Secretary of State by then-President George W. Bush. He served in that position until his resignation and returned to private life in 2004.

DALLAS, TEXAS – Statement President George W Bush: "Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell. He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam. Many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience. He was National Security Adviser under President Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under my father and President Clinton, and Secretary of State during my Administration. He was such a favorite of Presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice. He was highly respected at home and abroad.  And most important, Colin was a family man and a friend. Laura and I send Alma and their children our sincere condolences as they remember the life of a great man." 

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