R.I.P Colin Powell
Influential military leader, and former secretary of state Colin Powell unfortunately passed away today (October 18th) at 84-years old.
The leader passed away due to complications of COVID-19, his family mentions how he was fully vaccinated.
He was treated at Walter Reed Miltary Medical Center in Bethesda.
“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,” his family sadly announces.
Powell’s influence will never be forgotten, he has done so much for the country and black community.
Powell was raised by Jamaican immigrants and was the first-ever African-american to be the Secretary of State, and a retired 4-star general.
During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, he helped lead our country to victory and much more.
He had a long list of jobs that he fulfilled throughout his impactful year’s from a military assistant all the way up to one of the highest government officials.
He will be missed my so many George W. Bush, and Secretary Defense Lloyd J. Austin express their admiration towards Powell and how he was a great mentor and soul.
“He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam,“ Bush says.
“He was such a favorite of presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom — twice.”
Mr. Austin talks about how Colin Powell was a close friend and an amazing mentor, and it is sad to see such a good heart leave the world.
“I lost a tremendous personal friend and mentor. He always made time for me, and I could always go to him for tough issues,” Mr. Austin explains.
“I feel as if I have a hole in my heart.”
Rest in peace.