Salute Him: General Colin L. Powell

What sad news! The iconic Colin L. Powell  has died, and his family issued this statement about his passing on October 18, 2021:
“General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”
After his passing, some of the late General’s critics  have attempted to stain his name. The facts speak for themselves; this gentleman served his country well.
Various past and present elected officials  rose to the occasion by offering words of praise regarding General Powell’s rich history. President Joe Biden was quoted as saying, “Having repeatedly broken racial barriers, blazing a trail for others to follow in Federal Government service, Colin was committed throughout his life to investing in the next generation of leadership. I am forever grateful for his support of my candidacy for president and for our shared battle for the soul of the nation. I will miss being able to call on his wisdom in the future.”
*1989-1993 he was the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
*In 1995, he released the popular memoir, My American Journey.
*2000, Powell was nominated by then-President George W. Bush as the Secretary of State. He made history when he became the first African-American to hold such a prestigious position.