(BPRW) Previous U.S. Secretary of Condition Powell dies of COVID-19 difficulties
(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of point out and leading army officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was absolutely vaccinated, his household stated in a statement on Facebook.
“We have missing a outstanding and loving spouse, father, grandfather and a excellent American,” his loved ones claimed.
Powell was a single of America’s foremost Black figures for decades. He was named to senior posts by 3 Republican presidents and arrived at the prime of the U.S. military as it was regaining its vigor following the trauma of the Vietnam War.
Powell, who was wounded in Vietnam, served as U.S. nationwide safety adviser below President Ronald Reagan from 1987 to 1989. As a four-star Army general, he was chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs