Black veterans on what Colin Powell meant to them

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Friends and family have remembered Colin Powell at his funeral as not just a trailblazing soldier and diplomat but as an honorable person at Washington national cathedral there were presidents and generals and diplomats all honoring the nation's first black joint chiefs chairman and secretary of state who died last month at eighty four son Michael Powell says there's no point in trying to emulate his dad's resume which is too formidable for mere mortals what people should do is try to emulate the character of a man close friend Madeleine Albright says almost transcended time one of the gentlest and most decent people any of us will ever meet Michael Powell says that's the example that needs to live on I hope we recommit ourselves to being a nation where we are still making

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