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About Colin Powell
Colin Powell was a former four-star general of the United States Army. He was also the 65th U.S. Secretary of the State.
Colin Powell got into the military through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. He began as a second lieutenant in West Germany. He then served in the Vietnam War, where he was wounded by a booby trap. After returning, he was involved in the Mai Lai massacre. There is controversy over whether Powell downplayed this event.
Powell was U.S. Secretary of the State in the early 2000s while George W. Bush was President. He was key in responding to the 2001 September 11th attacks.
He was a son of immigrants, Luther Powell, a shipping clerk, and Maud Ariel, a seamstress. He was married to Alma Johnson and fathered three children (one son and two daughters) with her. His daughter Linda Powell is an actress. His son, Michael Powell, is a lobbyist who took the helm of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association in 2011.
The ex-US statesman died in the morning on Monday October 18 2021. His death was caused by complications of COVID-19.
Facts about Colin Powell
His appointment as Secretary of State made him the first African-American to occupy that position.
Powell was one of the few Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on multiple occasions. He also received other civilian awards including the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Before becoming Secretary of State, he served as the chairman of one of his nation’s largest nonprofit organizations, America’s Promise Alliance.
He released his autobiography “My American Journey” in 1995.
He is a graduate of Morris High School. He completed his studies there in 1954. He graduated from City College of New York with a degree in Geology.
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F.A.Q. about Colin Powell
When is his birthday?
Colin Powell's birthday is on April 5, 1937.
In how many days is his birthday?
Colin's birthday is in 188 days
How old was Colin when he died?
He was 84 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 18, 2021.
How old would he be today?
Colin Powell would be 85 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Colin from?
He was born in New York City, New York, U.S..