NEW YORK – Colin Powell, the primary black US secretary of state and prime army officer, died on Monday from COVID-19 issues, his household confirmed in an announcement.
“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,” Powell’s household wrote in a put up on his Fb web page.
As a four-star Military normal, the 84-year-old was Joint Chiefs of Workers of army below President George H W Bush throughout the 1991 Gulf Warfare wherein US-led forces expelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
Later, Powell, a average Republican, had been appointed as secretary of state by President George W Bush.