Powell was fully vaccinated.
Former Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell passed away on Monday morning from COVID complications.
The Powell family wrote:
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.
Gen. Colin Powell has died due to complications from COVID-19, according to his family: pic.twitter.com/xp3gz59PJE
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) October 18, 2021
Powell served in the Vietnam War. He was injured twice.
Powell’s distinguished career blossomed as national security advisor under former President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under former President George H.W. Bush.
He became the first black secretary of state under former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.
Powell stopped calling himself a Republican in January 2021 after the so-called insurrection on January 6. But that started 12 years ago when he endorsed former President Barack Obama. He also spoke at the 2020 DNC.DONATE
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