Former President George W. Bush says Gen. Colin Powell was “an ideal man.”
Powell, who served high roles as nationwide safety adviser, chairman of the Joint Chief of Employees, and secretary of state for presidents, died Monday at 84 from problems associated to COVID-19, his household introduced.
“He was an ideal public servant, beginning along with his time as a soldier throughout Vietnam. Many Presidents relied on Basic Powell’s counsel and expertise. He was Nationwide Safety Adviser beneath President Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees beneath my father and President Clinton, and Secretary of State throughout my Administration,” the previous president mentioned in an announcement on Monday morning.
Bush famous that Powell “was such a favourite of Presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice. He was extremely revered at residence and overseas. And most necessary, Colin was a household man and a good friend.”
The former president added that he and former first girl Laura Bush “ship Alma and their youngsters our honest condolences as they bear in mind the lifetime of an ideal man.”