Colin Powell, First Black US Secretary of State and Top Military Officer, Dies

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from complications due to COVID-19. His family wrote in a statement on Facebook he was fully vaccinated, and that they had “lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.” VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb shares more on Powell’s legacy.

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