Colin Powell Dies at 84

The 65th Secretary of State has Passed Away due to Covid-19


Colin Powell at his home in Virginia.

Madisyn Dorko, Staff Writer

On the morning of October 18th, 2021 Colin Powell sadly passed away due to complications with Covid-19.

The news was broken via a Facebook post made by Colin‘s friends and family members. His close family members wrote on the post, “the world has lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”

Colin served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from the years of 2001 to 2005. He also was the first ever African American Secretary of State, serving under Ronald Reagan. 

As a veteran of the Vietnam war, Colin served about 35 years in the Army, and ended up becoming so successful, he rose to the rank of a four star general. Not only this, but Colin was also the first ever black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colin was described by the New York Times as “the man who shaped U.S National Security”. The news outlet also went on to say that he was “the nation’s top soldier, diplomat and national security adviser”.

Colin was also described as one of the most respected military political figures in the United States, as well as a respectable man. 

Those who knew Colin personally came to social media outlets to give their condolences to his family, as well as grieve the loss of such a great man and friend. 

Colin was one of the most influential and respected man in the military as well as one in politics. He had made many accomplishments and hit many milestones. America mourns the loss of Colin Powell together.