Colin Powell, a Four Star Army General and our first Black U.S. Secretary of State, died this morning due to complications from COVID-19. His family released a statement on FaceBook this morning stating “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American” He was 84 years-old. The family also stated Powell had been fully vaccinated.
Powell, was U.S. Secretary of State during President George W. Bush’s administration. He also served under President Ronald Regan as U.S. National Security advisor and later under President George H.W. Bush, as chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Gulf War in 1991.
He considered running for president in 1996 but after his family voiced their concern for his safety he decided not to run.
No details on the funeral arrangements has been released yet!