Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies
- His family said Powell was fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
- A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell spent 35 years in the Army and rose to the rank of four-star general before becoming the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- His oversight of the US invasion of Kuwait to oust the Iraqi army in 1991 made him a household name.
- He joined President George W. Bush’s administration in 2001 as Secretary of State, the first Black person to represent the US government on the world stage.