Colin Powell dies at 84
Colin Powell, the trailblazing military commander and first Black secretary of statewhose career was defined in part by America's two wars with Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19-related complications. Powell reportedly had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer that makes it difficult to fight infections. Powell, 84, was born in New York City to Jamaican immigrants, served four U.S. presidents and rose to become the first African American and the youngest chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer. He died Monday at Walter Reed National Medical Center. His family said he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Rest in peace!!! Our thought and prayers go out to his family and friends.