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    Hawaii's nine-term senator, Daniel Inouye, dies at 88

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history and winner of the Medal of Honor for combat heroics in World War II, has died, his office announced in a statement. He was 88.

    "His last words were, 'Aloha,'" his office said.
    RIP, Senator. You were one of the greatest Americans.

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    Re: Hawaii's nine-term senator, Daniel Inouye, dies at 88

    He was third in line to the Presidency if I recall correctly (Speaker Pro Tem)

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    Re: Hawaii's nine-term senator, Daniel Inouye, dies at 88

    Rest in peace sir. YOu did your duty well both in the service and as a politician.

    And who was it that called him a crippled Jap?
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    Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    I had no idea about his war service. That was incredible. R.I.P. Senator.

    Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    Democrat Daniel Inouye, the U.S. Senate's most senior member and a Medal of Honor recipient for his bravery during World War II, has died. He was 88.

    He died of respiratory complications and had been at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since earlier this month. His office said his last word was "Aloha," the traditional Hawaiian word for "hello" and "goodbye."

    President Obama praised Inouye, saying the nation has "lost a true American hero."

    "In Washington, he worked to strengthen our military, forge bipartisan consensus, and hold those of us in government accountable to the people we were elected to serve," Obama said in a statement. "But it was his incredible bravery during World War II -- including one heroic effort that cost him his arm but earned him the Medal of Honor -- that made Danny not just a colleague and a mentor, but someone revered by all of us lucky enough to know him."

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    In 1944, Inouye narrowly avoided death in France when a bullet struck him in the chest and hit two silver dollars he carried in his shirt pocket for good luck.

    He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in 1945 during a battle in Italy near San Terenzo. Inouye and his unit were pinned down by fire. Already wounded by a bullet to his midsection, Inouye was lobbing hand grenades at the enemy when his right arm was almost completely severed by an enemy grenade launcher.

    With his left arm, Inouye reached over to pry the live grenade out of his debilitated arm. Hours later while receiving treatment at an Army hospital, Inouye's right arm was amputated.
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    Re: Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    rest in peace, Senator Inouye.

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    Re: Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    DUPE THREAD.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...dies-88-a.html

    Didn't see the other one when I made this one.
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    Re: Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    Great senator and great representative.
    You will be missed.


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    Re: Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    Talk about living a life of service. I am in awe.

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    Re: Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies



    WASHINGTON (AP) Admirers will bid farewell to Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye at a memorial service before a final trip home to his native Hawaii.

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were to be among those offering tributes during the ceremony Friday at Washington National Cathedral, along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

    Biden also spoke at a ceremony Thursday at the Capitol, where Inouye was given an honored resting place: beneath the dome.

    Inouye was only the 31st person to lie in state in the rotunda, the most recent being former President Gerald R. Ford nearly six years ago.

    Inouye also was the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history.

    Washington saying goodbye to Inouye at memorial - Yahoo! News


    This is one Democrat I always had respect for even if I disagreed with him. But He always was a War Hero! R.I.P. Senator Inouye!

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    A true American hero that led by example. RIP Senator Inouye.
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