Washington, USA | His family announced Monday that former Secretary of State Colin Powell, under George W. Bush, has died at the age of 84 from “Govt-19” complications.
“We lost a remarkable and loving husband, father and grandfather and a great American,” he said in a statement on social media, “he was fully vaccinated.”
Colin Powell died at Walter Reed Hospital, a suburb of Washington, D.C., where U.S. presidents often receive treatment.
Prior to becoming US Ambassador to the United States under George W. Bush, the first African-American to serve as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Powell was.
Lawyer of the war in Iraq, Mr. Powell delivered a lengthy speech on February 5, 2003, before the United Nations Security Council on the alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMD) carried out by Iraq, arguments that helped justify the invasion of the country.
He later admitted that the performance was a “stain” on his reputation: “It’s a stain, because I did this presentation to the world on behalf of the United States, and it will always be a part of it. My record.”
Born April 5, 1937 in Harlem, Colin Powell grew up in New York, where he studied geography.
He began his military career in 1958. He was first deported to Germany, and later to John F. Kennedy. Sent to Vietnam as Kennedy’s military adviser.
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