An American military leader and statesman. After serving with distinction in the Vietnam War, Powell rose through the military to become the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and played a key role in the Persian Gulf War. In 2001 he was appointed secretary of state, the first African-American to hold that position.
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Quashing rumors that the White House had pushed her out, Powell told the press that she'd been planning to retire for months.
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This reinforcement, so much sooner than expected, greatly elated Major Powell.
He saw that Major Powell had succeeded in rallying some of his men, and taken a position that could not be carried without loss.
They rode nearly four miles before they came on to Major Powell and the remnant of his force.
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