Brave Soldier and powerful politician
Served in the military and retired a 4-star general of the United States
-received a purple heart in vietnam
- served public as head of defense secretary
-saved comrades in helicopter crash in Vietnam
-Forced Iraq out of Kuwait
-First African American secretary of state
-Played a huge role with Iraq war strategies
"Colin Powell Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2013. .
Collin Powell was a very high ranking man in both politics and the military. His work has saved and/or improved thousands, even millions of lives. If it weren't for him, we might still be in the Iraq war. He's saved so many people it is an understatement to say he was a hero. He probably could have even been president if he wanted to . not only did he save lives though, he also was the opening to black political positions. h e was, after all the first black secretary of state.