Butterfield Statement on the Passing of Colin Powell

Oct 18, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement after the death of former national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and secretary of state, Colin Powell:

“The people of the First Congressional District mourn the passing of a great and visionary American, General Colin Powell.  General Powell’s 35 years of service in uniform and his four years of civilian service to our federal government have undoubtedly contributed to the greatness of America.  General Powell was the epitome of a servant leader.  Today, America pauses to honor and celebrate the life, work, and service of this great American.

“To his faithful and beloved spouse, Mrs. Alma Powell; to General Powell’s son and my friend, Michael Powell; to Linda Powell, and Annemarie Powell we extend our heartfelt condolences on your tremendous loss.”