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Governor Hogan issues statement following death of General Colin Powell

UPDATE: U.S. and Maryland flags are being flown at half-staff in honor of Gen. Powell.

Original story below…


ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statement following the death of General Colin Powell.

General Powell’s family on Monday morning announced that he had passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

Powell made history by becoming the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-the highest military position in the Department of Defense, Oct. 1, 1989, to Sept. 30, 1993. At age 52, he became the youngest officer to serve in this position.

Powell made history again when he became the first appointed black secretary of state, Jan. 20, 2001.

The statements from General Powell’s family and from Governor Hogan can be viewed below.

General Colin Powell Statement 20211018

Governor Hogan Statement on Colin Powell 20211018

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