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Senator Roger Wicker remembers Colin Powell

General Colin Powell is being remembered as an influential former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff who played a pivotal policy role in the administration of then-President George W. Bush.

Senator Roger Wicker is adding his voice to those paying tribute this morning:

“Colin Powell was the embodiment of the American Dream. The son of Jamaican immigrants, he went to college on an ROTC scholarship and rose to become one of the most consequential leaders of our time. I am fortunate to have known him.

“Apart from his official public service, he was an inspiration to many, including me, in his role as Founding Chairman of America’s Promise Alliance, which encourages young Americans to take full advantage of our country’s unique opportunities.  The United States and the world community have lost a giant.”

Powell passed away Monday from complications related to COVID.  He was 84.

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