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Governor DeWine Statement on General Colin Powell

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(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on the death of former U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell:

“Today our country has lost one of its most accomplished citizens, General Colin L. Powell.   A son of Jamaican immigrants, General Powell served his country in the U.S. Army beginning in ROTC and rose through the ranks to become a four-star general and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  

“Colin Powell also served our nation as the first African-American Secretary of State, traveling the world as America’s top diplomat.  

“Colin Powell cared about helping America’s young people and was the chairman of America’s promise, a non-profit organization to help young people build character. 

“Fran and I extend our sympathy to Secretary Powell’s wife, Alma, and the entire Powell family.”