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Former United States Secretary of State
Born: April 5, 1937, Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 18, 2021, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Spouse: Alma Powell (m. 1962–2021)

Children: Linda Powell, Michael Powell, Annemarie Powell
Parents: Luther Theophilus Powell, Maud Arial
Previous offices: United States Secretary of State (2001–2005)
Birthday: April 5, 1937 Black Celebrities Born On April 5

Died At Age: 84
Sun Sign: Aries
Also Known As: Colin Luther Powell
Born Country: United States

Born In: New York City, New York, U.S.
Famous As: 65th United States Secretary Of State
Height: 1.87 M
Spouse/Ex-: Alma Powell

Father: Luther Theophilus Powell
Mother: Maud Arial
Siblings: Marilyn Powell
Children: Annmarie, Linda, Michael Powell

Died On: October 18, 2021
Place Of Death: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Personality: ESFJ
Cause Of Death: Deaths From The COVID-19 Pandemic

City: New York City
U.S. State: New Yorkers, African-American From New Yorkers
Education: New York University, Morris High School, National War College, City College Of New York, George Washington University, U.S. Army War College

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Powell married Alma Johnson on August 25, 1962.

Their son, Michael Powell, was the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2001 to 2005.

His daughters are Linda Powell, an actress, and Annemarie Powell. As a hobby, Powell restored old Volvo and Saab automobiles.

In 2013, he faced questions about his relationship with the Romanian diplomat Corina Crețu, after a hacked AOL email account had been made public.

He acknowledged a “very personal” email relationship but denied further involvement.

He was an Episcopalian.

On October 18, 2021, Powell, who was being treated for multiple myeloma, died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 84.

He had been vaccinated, but his myeloma compromised his immune system; he also had early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

Colin Powell was a victim of a booby trap while serving in Vietnam.

His right foot was pierced by a tick when his leg fell into a shallow hole.

The sharp stick penetrated his boot and went into his foot. This trap was called a punji stick booby trap and was smeared with animal feces to try to cause infection. Colin did become infected but was treated and healed.

Colin Powell met Elvis Presley while serving in Germany – twice! Colin Powell said that Elvis was shorter than he would have expected.
There is now a street named after Colin Powell in Gelnhausen, Germany.

From 1972 to 1973 Colin Powell served a White House Fellowship. The president at the time was Richard Nixon.

Colin Powell attended National War College from 1975 to 1976.

Colin Powell served at Fort Carlson, Colorado in the early 1980s and then went on to become Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger’s senior military assistant.

Colin Powell assisted Caspar Weinberger in the invasion of Grenada in 1983, and the Libyan airstrike in 1986.

Colin Powell took over V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany in 1986 as commander.

Colin Powell became Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor in 1987 at the age of 49. He held this position until 1989.

In 1989 Colin Powell was promoted to a four-star general. The president at the time was George H. W. Bush. He briefly served as Commander in Chief.

Colin Powell was only the third general since the Second World War to be given four-star rank without ever having been a division commander. The other two were Alexander Haig and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Colin Powell’s last military post was from 1989 to 1993, when he served as 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This is the highest position held in the Department of Defense in the United States.

Colin Powell was the first Afro-Caribbean American to hold the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

While serving as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell oversaw the 1989 invasion of Panama, Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Colin Powell was nicknamed the ‘reluctant warrior’ as he didn’t advocate military intervention as first solution when a crisis occurred internationally.

Colin Powell was known for preferring diplomacy and containment as opposed to military action.

Colin Powell retired as Secretary of State under George W. Bush in 2005.