Although he considers himself a Republican, he is know to approve of Libral causes.
Was made an honorary Knight by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993.
Received the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award in 2005.
Through a long series of relations, it is believed that Colin is related to George W. Bush distantly.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but in 2003, he had surgery and has made a full recovery.
He was often against the George H. W. Bush administration.
Colin almost died in the Vietnam War after stepping on a bamboo "punji stick" (a non-expolosive boobie trap). It caused him to have a heavy infection.
In his autobiography, it is stated that he is horrified from the nightmares of the Vietnam War.
At 49, Powell left the army to become President Ronald Reagan's last National Security Advisor.
His parents were Jamaican.
He was the 65th Secretary of State.
Has two grandsons-Bryan and Jeffrey.
He has one son, Michael, and two daughters, Linda and Annemarie.
He is married to Alma Vivian Johnson.
Colin Powell: (to President Bush about going to war) You break, you bought it.
Colin Powell: We must build a better future even as we deal with the security challenges before us. That is how we'll overcome those challenges, because it's not enough to fight against a negative, like terrorism. We must focus on what inspires us, on what brings the good people of the world together. We've got to fight for the positive — for liberty, for freedom, for democracy.
Colin Powell: Challenge young people by having high expectations of them; engage them with the opportunity to realize those expectations
through constructive, character-building activities.