Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dies of COVID-19 at 84
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications. His family confirmed his death on Monday in a public Facebook post, noting that he was fully vaccinated. Powell was 8…
His family confirmed his death on Monday in apublic Facebook post, noting that he was fully vaccinated. Powell was 84.The statement, signed by The Powell Family, reads: “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.”
A 35-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Powell — the Harlem-born son of Jamaican immigrants — was the first African American to serve as Secretary of State (2001-2005) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993).Former President George W. Bush released a statement shortly after the Powell family, calling the former Secretary of State “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.” headtopics.com
Born on April 5, 1937, Powell was raised in Harlem and South Bronx and went to the City College of New York before enrolling in the army and serving in Vietnam from 1962-1963 and again from 1968-1969.He later attended George Washington University and became a White House fellow in 1972, just three years after returning from Vietnam. After becoming an assistant to Frank Carlucci, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, he rose through the ranks with several positions, and was eventually tasked with oversight of the Armed Forces Command in 1989.
Later that year, President George Bush nominated him as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — a position that saw him play a prominent role in the planned invasion of Panama, as well as the Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations in the Gulf War. He retired from the military in 1993 and later joined the Republican Party.
In January 2001, Powell was made Secretary of State by President George W. Bush, and went on to become a key figure in the Iraq War. He made a notorious speech to the United Nations in 2003, where he attempted to make a case for the war using what was later discovered to be false evidence.
Powell has appeared as himself in a number of documentaries over the years, most recently serving as an interviewee in Apple TV Plus and BBC documentary “9/11: Inside the President’s War Room.” Read more: Variety »
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Iraq, Afghanistan... we will remember. This is wonderful, one of the criminals who caused the death of millions of Iraqis in order to steal their country's oil has died Have they found nuclear weapons, or are they still looking for them?
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complicationsHis family said that the former secretary of state died after suffering from Covid-19 complications. He was fully vaccinated against the disease. WoW sorry to read this .. RIP i can hear fox whitewing product journos comparing george floyd's life with transnationalism faster than a trade embargo My cousin worked closely with a few years back. He was a great man. RIP
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from Covid complicationsBREAKING: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, died Monday due to complications from Covid-19, his family said in a statement on Facebook. The world is a long way from a cure to COVID19 RIP, sir. I hope your passing isn't for naught. I hope all the vaccination protesters grasp the concept of the mitigation of a GLOBAL pandemic. A friend has a deadly disease and cannot be admitted to hospital because there are no beds which have been allotted to Covid patients. Lol apparently to trump geniuses… a 90% effectiveness of the vaccine means you are 100% covered from serious illness
Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dead After COVID ComplicationsPowell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Medical Center, his family said. He was 84. How many people died by his lies. Impunity is the name of his legacy. 😭😭😭😭 RIP
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Dies at 84Colin Powell, who as a retired four-star general and former White House national security adviser went on to serve as the first Black secretary of state, has died at 84. RIP great person ,respect . I couldn’t find the part that states he was also Vaccinated… Loved this man....always wanted him to be president 💛💛💛
PHOTOS: Colin Powell through the yearsA look back at the first African American to serve as secretary of state and on the Joints Chief of Staff, Gen. Colin Powell. 😢 Thank god he got the shot, things could have gone badly for him otherwise...
Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, family saysWASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. He was 84. In 1989 Powell became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colin Powell's family said in an announcement on social media that he had been fully vaccinated. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father and grandfather and a great American,” the family said. Fake news. Didn’t die coz of the Chinese virus. He was one of the best Defence Secretaries for the country