Gov. Holcomb Directs Flags To Half-Staff To Honor Life, Legacy Of Colin Powell

The former Secretary of State died Monday morning due to complications with COVID-19.

Colin Powell. Shutterstock photo.

INDIANAPOLIS – Flags are being directed to half-staff after the passing of General Colin Powell.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says flags should be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Friday, October 22.

Powell, the nation’s first black Secretary of State, died Monday morning due to complications from COVID-19.

He was 84.

Powell held several positions during his time as a politician. He served as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989-1993 under President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton

He also served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan.

Powell's military career spanned 35 years, holding a variety of command and staff positions and rising to the rank of four-star general.

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