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Statement from DVS Secretary Smith regarding the death of Colin Powell

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The statement below is from DVS Cabinets Secretary Sonya L. Smith regarding todays’ passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

I am deeply saddened over the passing today of retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell. General Powell was a military and public servant pioneer. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam—he became the youngest and first African American appointed as national security advisor when tapped for the position in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan.

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