Memorial Service To Honor Colin Powell To Be Held Nov. 5

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By Associated Press

and Newsy Staff
October 22, 2021

The memorial work volition beryllium held astatine Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

A memorial work for Colin Powell, the retired Army wide and erstwhile caput of authorities who died Monday, volition beryllium held Nov. 5 astatine Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

"There volition beryllium precise constricted seating and it volition beryllium by invitation only," Peggy Cifrino said successful an emailed statement.

Powell died of complications from COVID-19 astatine property 84. He had been vaccinated, but his household said his immune strategy had been compromised by aggregate myeloma, a humor crab for which helium had been undergoing treatment.

Powell was wide praised arsenic a pathbreaker, having been the archetypal Black idiosyncratic to service arsenic U.S. caput of authorities and arsenic president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He spent 35 years successful uniform, and the communicative of his emergence to prominence arsenic a worker and a diplomat was a historical illustration to minorities.

He joined President George W. Bush's medication successful 2001 arsenic caput of state. Powell's tenure was marred by his February 2003 U.N. code successful which helium cited faulty accusation to assertion that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had secretly stashed weapons of wide destruction. Such weapons ne'er materialized, and though the Iraqi person was removed, the warfare devolved into years of subject and humanitarian losses.

No kid of privilege, Powell often framed his biography arsenic an American occurrence story.

"Mine is the communicative of a achromatic kid of nary aboriginal committedness from an migrant household of constricted means who was raised successful the South Bronx," helium wrote successful his 1995 autobiography, "My American Journey."

It's an acquisition helium was fond of recalling aboriginal successful his life. When helium appeared astatine the United Nations, adjacent during his Iraq speech, helium often reminisced astir his puerility successful New York City, wherever helium grew up the kid of Jamaican immigrants and got 1 of his archetypal jobs astatine the Pepsi-Cola bottling works straight crossed the East River from the U.N. headquarters.

Powell's way toward the subject began astatine City College, wherever helium discovered the ROTC. When helium enactment connected his archetypal uniform, helium wrote, "I liked what I saw."

He joined the Army and successful 1962 was 1 of much than 16,000 subject advisers sent to South Vietnam by President John F. Kennedy. A bid of promotions led to the Pentagon and duty arsenic a subject adjunct to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. He aboriginal became commandant of the Army’s 5th Corps successful Germany and was nationalist information adjunct to President Ronald Reagan.

During his word arsenic Joint Chiefs chairman, which started successful 1989, his attack to warfare became known arsenic the Powell Doctrine, which held that the United States should lone perpetrate forces successful a struggle if it has wide and achievable objectives with nationalist support, capable firepower and a strategy for ending the war.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.