Senator Daniel Inouye dies

Sen.-Daniel-Inouye-of-Hawaii-dead-at-88Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawai’i passed away today at the age of 88.

First_Lt_Daniel_InouyeHe earned the Medal of Honor in World War II as a member of the all-Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, in an engagement that cost him his right arm, and went on to become the second longest-serving Senator in history (48 years) and was third in line in the presidential succession at the time of his death as president pro tempore of the Senate behind the vice president and Speaker of the House. He had represented Hawai’i in either the House or Senate from the time of its statehood.

May he rest in peace.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I admired the man. So sorry for the world’s loss.

  2. Posted by Dylan Trot on December 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    He’s a true American hero and will be missed greatly. Aloha, Senator Inouye.

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