Madison County residents react to the passing of Colin Powell

Jackson, TN. (WNBJ)-


The family of Colin Powell released an official statement on his Facebook page this morning stating that Colin had passed away in the Walter Reed National Medical Center and at the time of death was fully vaccinated.

Alfred Kelly (Veteran) stated, “it’s a sad, sad day for America.


Many Madison County residents share these sentiments remembering his legacy today. Bark Hudenes (Madison County Business Owner) informed us, “My dad was an army vet, and he spent 30 years in the military. I hate to hear about Colin Powell, he was an American hero.” David James (Madison County Resident) told 39 News, “that’s sad, because he was a major leader.”


With tensions high between the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations the death of Colin Powell took America by storm, but it also has Madison County residents wondering about the effectiveness of the vaccine. Alfred Kelly (Veteran) says, “Still if I wasn’t vaccinated I would get the vaccine because it’s better to get vaccinated than not. It’s just like it’s better to have money than not have money. You know, and need it.”


CBS news reports, “powell had battled various other health ailments, and had been treated for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that affects white blood cells and can severely compromise the immune system.”


Makayla Davis

mdavis@nbc39tv.com

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