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Powell, Colin (b. April 5, 1937) is a retired Army four-star general. In 1989, he became the youngest and the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also served as National Security Advisor before retiring in 1993 with 35 years of service. He served as the first African-American Secretary of State from 2001-2005.

Watson, George (14 March 1914—March 8, 1943) was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was a passenger aboard the Dutch steamer USAT Jacob when the ship was hit by Japanese bombers.When the ship was abandoned, Watson remained in the water and, instead of trying to save himself, assisted soldiers who could not swim into life rafts. He was awarded the Medal of Honor January 13, 1997.

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December 1, 2007 at 5:50 am

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