Colin Powell, who served both Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace, has passed away at the age of 84.
Despite his service to America, some still remember him for the faulty claims he made before the United Nations while trying to justify America’s presence in Iraq.
The death was reportedly caused by a case of COVID, despite Powell being vaccinated.
In 1989 Powell became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff; a role he remained in to oversee both the U.S. invasion of Panama and the U.S. invasion of Kuwait.
Former President George Y. Bush and his wife first lady Laura Bush announced that they were “deeply saddened” by Powell’s death.
“He was a great public servant. Widely respected at home and abroad,” Bush said. “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.”
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