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Colin Powell died of Covid-19 complications. Powell, shown here, is examining reports of the September 11 attack. (Photo: National Archives of Japan)

Let’s take a look at life Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State..


birthday: April 5, 1937

Date of death: October 18, 2021

Place of birth: Harlem, New York

Birth name: Colin Luther Powell

parents: Luther Powell, Shipping Clerk

mother: Mode Ariel (McCoy) Powell, Seamstress

marriage: Alma Vivian (Johnson) Powell (August 25, 1962-October 18, 2021, his death)

Children: Anemary, Linda, Michael

education: City University of New York, Bachelor of Science in Geology, 1958. George Washington University, MBA, 1971.National University of War, 1976

Military service: US Army, 1958-1993, General

Other facts

Powell grew up in South Bronx, the son of Jamaican immigrants.

Powell attended ROTC at the University and led a precision training team to the top ranks offered by the Corps, Cadets Colonel.

Military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Soldier’s Medal, and two Purple Hearts.

Civilian awards include the Presidential Medal of Citizenship, the Medal of Honor of Parliament, the Order of Service of the Secretary of State, and the Order of Service of the Secretary of Energy, and have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice.

Powell was the youngest and first African-American to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State.


June 1958 – Commissioned as Ensign of the US Army.

1960s – Offers two mission tours South Vietnam.

1963 – Powell was injured in a Viet Cong booby trap during his stay in Vietnam.

1969 – Powell was injured again in Vietnam in a helicopter crash. He rescued two other soldiers in a crash.

1972-1973 – As a White House Fellow, he works for Frank Carlucci, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, under Caspar Weinberger.

1976-1977 – Commander of the 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division.

1979 – Executive Assistant to Energy Secretary Charles Duncan Jr.

1979-1981 – Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

1981-1983 – Deputy Division Commander of Fort’s 4th Infantry Division. Carson, Colorado.

1983-1986 – Secretary of Defense Weinberger’s senior military assistant.

1986-1987 – He is assigned to the US 5th Corps in Frankfurt, Germany.

November 1987-January 1989- National Security Advisor President Ronald Reagan..

1989-1994 – Supreme Commander of Force Command of Fort. McPherson, Georgia.

October 1, 1989-September 30, 1993- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

1991 – Oversees Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations.

1993 – Retired from the Army as a general.

1993 – Selected for the Order of the Bath, Honorary Knight Commander Queen Elizabeth II.

1994 – Negotiate with Haitian military leaders for a peaceful return President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, End the need for a country’s US invasion.

1995 – Published his memoirs, “My trip to America” With Joseph E. Persico.

1997 – start “American Promise AllianceTo promote volunteer activities and improve children’s lives.

1997 – The Colin Powell Policy Research Center then Colin Powell School for Citizens and Global Leadership, Founded at City University of New York.

July 30, 2000 – Gave a keynote speech at the Republican National Convention George W. Bush..

January 20, 2001- Appointed as Secretary of State and unanimously confirmed.

January 26, 2001 – Appointed 65th Secretary of State of the United States.

February 5, 2003 – Powell United Nations Security Council Present US proceedings against Iraq under United Nations Resolution 1441 Weapons of mass destruction.

December 15, 2003 – Surgery for prostate cancer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was diagnosed with the disease earlier that year.

November 15, 2004 – The White House has announced that President Bush has accepted Powell’s resignation dated November 12. The letter states that he will remain in office until a successor is identified.

January 26, 2005 – Powell’s resignation Condoleezza rice.

2005 – Joined California venture capital firms Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers as “strategic limited partners”.

March 2006 – National War University Foundation Chair Colin Powell for National Security, Leadership, Personality and Ethics.

Summer 2007 – Began to oppose the Bush administration’s decision War with Iraq, Increased military strength and prison treatment in Iraq Guantanamo Bay.

January 20, 2009 – Is one of the Honorary Co-Chairs of President Barack ObamaInauguration ceremony. Powell supported Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

February 3, 2010 – Powell reversed his position on military gays and lesbians. His opposition to homosexuality in the military helped lead to the original “don’t ask, don’t say” policy of the 1990s.

2012 – I will publish the second memoir. “It worked for me: in life and leadership” With Tony Colts.

October 7, 2018 – Powell, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton When Madeleine Albright To make Cameo appearance on CBS program “Madam Secretary”.

June 1, 2019 – Powell, along with his wife Alma, received the Lincoln Medal from the Ford’s Theater Association. The association celebrates those who embody the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.

January 10, 2021 -next Deadly rebellion At the US Capitol Powell says he no longer considers himself a Republican..

October 18, 2021 – Died at the age of 84From complications from COVID-19.. Powell suffered from multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body’s immune response, according to sources familiar with the matter. Even if fully vaccinated against Covid-19, people with immunodeficiency are at increased risk of the virus.

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