Images: Colin Powell dies at age 84

 
 
Updated 10/18/2021 1:47 PM

Colin Powell, the boundary-breaking military leader and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

In this Feb. 15, 2001 file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell looks on as President Bush addresses State Department employees at the State Department in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this Feb. 15, 2001 file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell looks on as President Bush addresses State Department employees at the State Department in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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Ret. Gen. Colin Powell visits with members of Benedictine University's student government, including student body Vice President Waseem Manteen, and President Amy Boruta, front left, before giving a speech Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Benedictine University in Lisle.
Ret. Gen. Colin Powell visits with members of Benedictine University's student government, including student body Vice President Waseem Manteen, and President Amy Boruta, front left, before giving a speech Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Benedictine University in Lisle.
Daily Herald file photo, 2006
Ret. Gen. Colin Powell, from left, meets Benedictine University's student body President Amy Boruta and Vice President Waseem Manteen before giving a speech Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Benedictine University in Lisle.
Ret. Gen. Colin Powell, from left, meets Benedictine University's student body President Amy Boruta and Vice President Waseem Manteen before giving a speech Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Benedictine University in Lisle.
Daily Herald file photo, 2006
Gen. Colin Powell speaks at Willow Creek Community Church's Global Leadership Summit in South Barrington on Thursday.
Gen. Colin Powell speaks at Willow Creek Community Church's Global Leadership Summit in South Barrington on Thursday.
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Gen. Colin Powell speaks at Willow Creek Community Church's Global Leadership Summit in South Barrington on Thursday.
Gen. Colin Powell speaks at Willow Creek Community Church's Global Leadership Summit in South Barrington on Thursday.
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In this Dec. 30, 1986, file photo, U.S. Lieutenant General Colin Powell, commander of the 5th U.S. corps, salutes while his wife Alma stands in attention during a farewell ceremony in Frankfurt. Powell, who went on to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and U.S. secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.
In this Dec. 30, 1986, file photo, U.S. Lieutenant General Colin Powell, commander of the 5th U.S. corps, salutes while his wife Alma stands in attention during a farewell ceremony in Frankfurt. Powell, who went on to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and U.S. secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.
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In this Dec. 9, 2004 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, front right, reaches out to German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, second left, as Greek Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis, center, looks on during a group photo of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this Dec. 9, 2004 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, front right, reaches out to German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, second left, as Greek Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis, center, looks on during a group photo of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this Dec. 16. 2000 file photo, President-elect Bush smiles as he introduces retired Gen. Colin Powell, left, as his nominee to be secretary of state during a ceremony in Crawford, Texas. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this Dec. 16. 2000 file photo, President-elect Bush smiles as he introduces retired Gen. Colin Powell, left, as his nominee to be secretary of state during a ceremony in Crawford, Texas. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this May 7, 2002 file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell receives a pat on the cheek from National Security Adivisor Condoleezza Rice, right, in the Oval Office during the meeting between President Bush, and Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon at the White House in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this May 7, 2002 file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell receives a pat on the cheek from National Security Adivisor Condoleezza Rice, right, in the Oval Office during the meeting between President Bush, and Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon at the White House in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, right, and Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to members of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from Myrtle Beach, S.C. at their air base in Saudi Arabia Friday, Dec. 12, 1990. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, right, and Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to members of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from Myrtle Beach, S.C. at their air base in Saudi Arabia Friday, Dec. 12, 1990. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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President George Bush loans his glasses to first lady Barbara Bush as she pins a Presidential Medal of Freedom on Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a White House ceremony, July 3, 1991. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
President George Bush loans his glasses to first lady Barbara Bush as she pins a Presidential Medal of Freedom on Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a White House ceremony, July 3, 1991. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this Aug. 2, 2004 file photo, President Bush, center, makes remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House, about his plans to implement the Sept. 11. Commission's recommendation to create a national intelligence director. Left to right Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and FBI Director Robert Mueller. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this Aug. 2, 2004 file photo, President Bush, center, makes remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House, about his plans to implement the Sept. 11. Commission's recommendation to create a national intelligence director. Left to right Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and FBI Director Robert Mueller. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this Dec. 1, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama talks with reporters after his meeting with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, left, on the importance of ratifying the New START Treaty, in the Oval Office at the White in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this Dec. 1, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama talks with reporters after his meeting with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, left, on the importance of ratifying the New START Treaty, in the Oval Office at the White in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this Jan. 5, 2006 file photo, President Bush, center, meets with Secretaries of State and Defense in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. From left to right are Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this Jan. 5, 2006 file photo, President Bush, center, meets with Secretaries of State and Defense in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. From left to right are Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this Sept. 25, 1991, file photo, Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, at a House Armed Services subcommittee. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this Sept. 25, 1991, file photo, Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, at a House Armed Services subcommittee. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this May 24, 2006 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell gestures during a lecture about business management and leadership in Madrid, Spain. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this May 24, 2006 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell gestures during a lecture about business management and leadership in Madrid, Spain. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this May 5, 2006 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell gives the closing keynote at the World Congress of Information Technology in Austin, Texas. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this May 5, 2006 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell gives the closing keynote at the World Congress of Information Technology in Austin, Texas. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Colin Powell, huddle prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1991 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Colin Powell, huddle prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1991 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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President Ronald Reagan, accompanied by national security adviser Colin Powell, leaves the White House in Washington, Dec. 16, 1988. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
President Ronald Reagan, accompanied by national security adviser Colin Powell, leaves the White House in Washington, Dec. 16, 1988. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
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In this May 21, 2001, file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell talks with reporters during a news conference at the Department of State in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
In this May 21, 2001, file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell talks with reporters during a news conference at the Department of State in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.
Associated Press
Secretary of State Colin Powell at a hearing of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., on July 11, 2002. Powell, the first African-American to be U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died of complications from COVID-19, his family says.
Secretary of State Colin Powell at a hearing of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., on July 11, 2002. Powell, the first African-American to be U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died of complications from COVID-19, his family says.
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